12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sedona tour itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Sedona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Sedona at 67°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. On the 27th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, trek along South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

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.
On the 30th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, take in breathtaking views at The Chains, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, with highs in Page at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then admire the striking features of Fox Theater.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Tucson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in March; daily highs in Tucson reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Fox Theater ©
Fox Theater

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning website .

Drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 88°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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