13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

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 22nd (Mon), snap pictures at Rattlesnake Bridge. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then meet the residents at Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Tucson is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Tucson is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nassau in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tucson, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Hike House, steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, then steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument, and finally stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tucson in October, with highs in Sedona at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, and then stop by The Gallery in Williams.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Williams trip website .

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, Williams is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
The Gallery in Williams ©
The Gallery in Williams

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Toroweap Point. Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

Getting from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in October, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, browse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library, and then browse the exhibits of Desert Botanical Garden. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. In October, Phoenix is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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