11 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

11 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

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Sedona
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Get outdoors at Doe Mountain Trail and Little Horse Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona Copper Art Museum, &more) and Holy Family Church (in Jerome). There's still lots to do: hike along Bear Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona online trip itinerary builder.

Indianapolis to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Sedona. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in March; daily highs in Sedona reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hopi Point and Mohave Point. There's still lots to do: get great views at Powell Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions website.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Hole in the Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tom's Thumb Trailhead and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Gilbert (Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ & Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch) and Lost Dog Wash Trail (in Scottsdale). There's much more to do: hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cholla Trail, awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Four Peaks Mining Company.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Tom's Thumb Trailhead ©
Tom's Thumb Trailhead

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