12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + taxi:  25​h
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument, then explore the striking landscape of Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sedona is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -14 hour difference. May in Sedona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. On the 25th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

1
night
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 26th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Page online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, stop by Tucson Mineral and Gem World, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Tucson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Page in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson Mineral and Gem World ©
Tucson Mineral and Gem World

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then examine the collection at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Phoenix. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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