12 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

12 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

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12 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Grand Canyon National Park
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Grand Canyon National Park

8
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.
On the 26th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then stop by Trailhead Tea. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 37°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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