13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tusayan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Chinle
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Springfield

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): shop like a local with Etherton Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, and then learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip planning app .

Springfield to Tucson is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Tucson. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Springfield in May: highs in Tucson hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Horse Soldier ©
Museum of the Horse Soldier
Etherton Gallery ©
Etherton Gallery

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, see the interesting displays at Rose Tree Museum and Books, then see the interesting displays at Gunfighter Hall of Fame, and finally stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tombstone holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Tucson, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tombstone, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rose Tree Museum and Books ©
Rose Tree Museum and Books
Gunfighter Hall of Fame ©
Gunfighter Hall of Fame
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Desert Botanical Garden has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lookout Mountain Preserve. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Phoenix Police Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then examine the collection at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and finally admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by car from Tombstone to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tombstone in May, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Lookout Mountain Preserve ©
Lookout Mountain Preserve
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting ©

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): walk around Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Granite Mountain Trail 261, and then learn about winemaking at Granite Creek Vineyards.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prescott trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Phoenix to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: highs in Prescott hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Granite Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Granite Mountain Trail 261 ©
Granite Mountain Trail 261
Granite Creek Vineyards ©
Granite Creek Vineyards

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Tuzigoot National Monument and Arizona Copper Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jerome State Historic Park and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery in Jerome, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Prescott to Sedona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Jerome, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

3
nights
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mather Point and Kolb Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and hike along Rim Trail.

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

You can drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Tusayan, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 5th (Wed), trek along White House Ruins Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then delve into the distant past at Sliding Rock Ruin. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Antelope House Ruin and then explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chinle online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Chinle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tusayan in June since evenings lows in Chinle dip to 49°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Antelope House Ruin ©
Antelope House Ruin

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