12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
1
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kartchner Caverns State Park as well as Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saguaro National Park and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary planning app .

Philadelphia to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Tucson is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 65°F and lows are around 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
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Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Superstition Mountains as well as Heard Museum. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Heard Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Superstition Mountains.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online travel route planner .

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Phoenix sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Superstition Mountains, Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum ©
Superstition Mountains ©
Superstition Mountains
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bell Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona online holiday planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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