13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wrigley Mansion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Phoenix is warmer than New York City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the history at Old Adobe Mission, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town, and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, then get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip itinerary website .

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. February in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goldfield Ghost Town, Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

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.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, then examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Scottsdale to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Scottsdale in February since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

2
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.
Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in February, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 49°F and lows at 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel History Room ©
Bright Angel History Room

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Chapel of the Holy Cross and Montezuma Castle National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Unity of Sedona. Step out of Sedona to go to Clarkdale and see Arizona Copper Art Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona road trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 60°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum

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