11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 17th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Phoenix. In September in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 99°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix



— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

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 18th (Wed), shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then take an in-depth tour of 390th Memorial Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Del Sol International Shops. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tucson itinerary planning website.

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapel of the Holy Cross and Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Renee Taylor Gallery. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, approximately Clarkdale away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and trek along Oak Creek Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona route planner.

Getting from Tucson to Sedona by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tusayan Museum and Bright Angel History Room. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums


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Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Page online tour planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.