12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 7 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale — 7 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Take a break from the city and head to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Apache Trail Scenic Drive. Head to Old Town Scottsdale and Mesa Market Place Swap Meetfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Scottsdale to go to Gold Canyon and see Peralta Canyon, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and get into the urban bustle at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Scottsdale is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for much hotter days in Scottsdale, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Art of Wine as well as Red Rock State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Do your shopping at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and Rowe Fine Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, take in the exciting artwork at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in August, with highs in Sedona at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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