11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Roosevelt
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Orlando

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, get a taste of the local shopping with Etherton Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner .

Orlando to Tucson is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Tucson is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Tucson reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Etherton Gallery ©
Etherton Gallery

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 26th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale vacation builder .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Spas

4
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Bright Angel History Room. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Hopi House, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

Plan my day in Williams using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Scottsdale to Williams in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, expect Williams to be much colder, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Chateau Tumbleweed, and then take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planning app .

Getting from Williams to Sedona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Williams in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Roosevelt.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Chateau Tumbleweed
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

1
night
Roosevelt

Roosevelt ©
Roosevelt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Roosevelt online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Roosevelt takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in January, you will find days in Roosevelt are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roosevelt

Beaches Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Three Mile Wash ©
Three Mile Wash

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