12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip builder

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Chinle
— 2 nights
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Chinle

— 2 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): cruise along North Rim Drive and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chinle trip builder site.

Orlando to Chinle is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect nights in Chinle to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Page

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in October, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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 7th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Page in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona route planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Sedona hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix holiday site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.