12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Phoenix Zoo. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, you will find days in Phoenix are much hotter (68°F), and nights are a bit warmer (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona route app.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Page

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in Page dip to 30°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.