13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then make a trip to On The Edge Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix driving holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Phoenix is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, you will find days in Phoenix are much hotter (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

On The Edge Gallery
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church

5
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 4th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in February, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 11°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 8th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at Will You Escape?, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tucson itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Sedona in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
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

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