12 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona, Williams & Sedona Itinerary

12 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona, Williams & Sedona Itinerary

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12 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona, Williams & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tampa, Florida

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner .

Tampa to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in December, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. You'll set off for Williams on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Grand Canyon Railway has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), get interesting insight from Grand Canyon Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Williams trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get slightly colder in Williams: highs are around 47°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery, delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins, then see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, get great views at Powell Point, and then stroll around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip builder .

Drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in December, with highs in Sedona at 54°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Powell Point, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
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Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
You've now added Phoenix Zoo to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip maker app .

Tampa to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect Phoenix to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

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