13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 (Sun), examine the collection at Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tucson is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get warmer in Tucson: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
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 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip planner .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Tucson - with highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Walnut Canyon National Monument, then examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arizona Copper Art Museum, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum

4
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.
Tusayan Museum and Bright Angel History Room will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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 1st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Page hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

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

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