11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h
1
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Old Adobe Mission and then see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip planning site .

Chicago to Scottsdale is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Scottsdale is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 88°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Adobe Mission ©
Old Adobe Mission

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Wupatki National Monument. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Canyon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sedona day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in April, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek 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.
Get some historical perspective at Toroweap Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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 11th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Page travel planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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