11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona itinerary maker

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Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Clarkdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tucson

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery and then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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

Detroit to Tucson is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Tucson is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 96°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Heard Museum, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip tool.

Drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tucson in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Clarkdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors

Clarkdale

— 2 nights
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): paddle through the water with Clarkdale Kayak Co., explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then view the masterpieces at Firefly Gallery Jerome, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then shop like a local with Raku Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Clarkdale trip maker.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Clarkdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Clarkdale hover around 89°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Clarkdale

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Clarkdale to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Clarkdale in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Page

— 2 nights

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 (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Arizona travel guide

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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.