13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co.. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Phoenix. December in Phoenix sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore the galleries of Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): stop by Ivory Angelic, then stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in December, with highs in Sedona at 54°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Supai.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Supai — 6 nights

Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. Get out of town with these interesting Supai side-trips: Jacob Lake (Kaibab National Forest & Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop), Marble Canyon (Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway & Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House)) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Hualapai Hilltop, and steep yourself in history at Supai Indian Village.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Supai trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Supai with the Route module. In January in Supai, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 15°F at night.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.