12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  10​h
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Page
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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 photos and tourist information, read our Tucson trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Tucson is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Tucson. While traveling from Toronto, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio ©

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Tucson in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona route planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in November: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Tusayan Museum, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Williams trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in November; daily highs in Williams reach 15°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bright Angel Point and Navajo Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Antelope Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Marble Canyon (in Marble Canyon) and Cape Royal (in Grand Canyon National Park). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Page road trip app .

Drive from Williams to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williams in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Page. On the 17th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Marble Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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