11 days in Mesa & Sedona Itinerary

11 days in Mesa & Sedona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip itinerary planner

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Mesa
— 7 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Mesa

— 7 nights
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesa Market Place Swap Meet as well as Scottsdale Segway Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Get some historical perspective at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Besh Ba Gowah. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa: Roosevelt (Three Mile Wash & Tonto National Monument), Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction) and Scottsdale (Taliesin West & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: stop by Old Town Scottsdale, take in breathtaking views at Peralta Canyon, hike along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, and identify plant and animal life at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa online tour planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base and Luke Air Force Base. In February, daytime highs in Mesa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. On your second day here, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then shop like a local with Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Mesa in March, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors