12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Benson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Taliesin West (in Scottsdale) and Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Phoenix Zoo, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, Tucson is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Benson.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Benson

Benson ©
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. Double R Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, then take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, then look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Double R Ranch.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Benson trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Benson takes an hour. In April, Benson is little chillier than Tucson - with highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Benson

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tombstone
Highlights from your plan
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Benson to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Off-Road Tours

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