12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + taxi:  13​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Halifax

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then look for gifts at Hummingbird House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary maker website .

Halifax, Canada to Sedona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Halifax to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

4
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Step out of the city life by going to Hopi House and Bright Angel Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (Pipe Creek Vista, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Williams trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 9°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Lees Ferry, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, and finally steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Page trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Williams to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williams in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Phoenix Scottsdale Golf and then tee off at The Short Course at Mountain Shadows.

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Traveling by flight from Page to Scottsdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Page in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Golf Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Phoenix Scottsdale Golf, Desert Botanical Garden
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Phoenix Scottsdale Golf ©
Phoenix Scottsdale Golf
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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