12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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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.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tucson travel planner .

Chicago to Tucson is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Tucson hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Out of Africa Wildlife Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Get in touch with nature at Broken Arrow Trail and Helicopter Tours. There's lots more to do: trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Tucson in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

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nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then wander the streets of Whiskey Row, and then contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prescott online journey planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Prescott, with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mather Point and Grandview Point. Visiting Hopi Point and Grand Canyon National Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app .

Getting from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Prescott in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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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 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Gunfighter Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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