13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Page
— 2 nights

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and Tucson Arizona Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Etherton Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Gammons Gulch (in Benson) and O.K. Corral (in Tombstone). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip maker website.

Washington DC to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Tucson is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
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

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Scottsdale tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery

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nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, expect Flagstaff to be cooler, temps between 44°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Off-Road Tours
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hermit's Rest and Bright Angel History Room. You'll explore and learn at Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In December in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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Page

Page ©

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Start your trip to Page by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°F in Page. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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