12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kingman
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online journey builder .

Vienna, Austria to Phoenix is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Scottsdale Fashion Square ©
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

2
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mesa, identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop, and then contemplate the long history of Puerco Pueblo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Petrified Forest National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In August, Petrified Forest National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Puerco Pueblo ©
Puerco Pueblo

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Visiting Balloon Rides and Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Old Town Scottsdale and Elan Wollitzer Gallery. See some other sides of Phoenix: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, shop like a local with Grey Wolf Gallery, and look for gifts at Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 fly. In August, Phoenix is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 47°C and lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

3
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Historic Route 66 Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Hackberry General Store, then try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin, and then see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Canyon Caverns.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kingman day trip planning site .

You can drive from Phoenix to Kingman in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laughlin, Hackberry General Store, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, Grand Canyon Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Grand Canyon Caverns ©
Grand Canyon Caverns

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