11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2​h
1
Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Phoenix

1
day
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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip builder website .

Phoenix to Tucson is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Tucson reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
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Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row, then view the masterpieces at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prescott trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Prescott takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in September; daily highs in Prescott reach 82°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Newman Gallery ©
Newman Gallery

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Rock State Park and Jerome State Historic Park. Get some historical perspective at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Change things up with a short trip to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Boynton Canyon Trail, look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona road trip planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Jerome State Historic Park, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Grandview Point and Hopi Point. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Powell and Gunfighter Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Horseshoe Bend. Change things up with a short trip to Navajo National Monument in Shonto (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Bridge National Monument, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Page day trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Navajo National Monument
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

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