11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Williams
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Chinle
— 1 night
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Red Mountain Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Williams day trip site.

Phoenix to Williams is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get cooler in Williams: highs are around 57°F and lows about 28°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 16th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Yaki Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then stroll through Hermit Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Williams in March, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Chinle

— 1 night
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of White House Ruin and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chinle online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Chinle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Chinle

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Smoki Museum and Phippen Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jerome (Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, &more), Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley) and Cornville (Page Springs Fish Hatchery & Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery). The adventure continues: trek along Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Prescott Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Goldwater Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Prescott National Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prescott trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Prescott takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Chinle in March, expect Prescott to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.