11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cottonwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h
End: Columbus

1
night
Page

Page ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Page trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Columbus to Page is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbus in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 65°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toroweap Point and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get in touch with nature at Hopi House and Rim Trail. On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in March, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 57°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Cottonwood

Cottonwood ©
Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Montezuma Castle National Monument, and then learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then do a tasting at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, and finally wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cottonwood journey maker .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Cottonwood in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Cottonwood are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Camp Verde, Page Springs Cellars, Arizona Copper Art Museum, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cottonwood to Scottsdale in 2 hours. In March, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Cottonwood - with highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in March: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 77°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Old Tucson ©
Old Tucson

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