13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  14 h 30 min
1
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Prescott
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Escape the urban bustle at Lost Dog Wash Trail and Peralta Canyon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Old Adobe Mission. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Gold Canyon (Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail & Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Grayhawk Golf Club, shop like a local with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcus Landslide Trail, and explore by horseback at The Gateway Trailhead.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Scottsdale is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Scottsdale, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gold Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Top Golf ©
Top Golf
Grayhawk Golf Club ©
Grayhawk Golf Club
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail ©
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Lookout Mountain Preserve and The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Cholla Trail. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area and gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Phoenix online route maker.

Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Mountain Preserve ©
Lookout Mountain Preserve
Spas
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area ©
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area

few
hours
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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tucson attractions planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Sedona on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Outdoors Museums

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro. Step off the beaten path and head to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of local nightlife at Sedona Stargazing, and hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona journey website.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in April, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): walk around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
night
Sedona

Sedona
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (10°C). You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 8th (Wed), shop like a local with Newman Gallery, explore the world behind art at Phippen Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Constellation Trails.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prescott day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Prescott takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Prescott, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Trails Museums
Highlights from your plan
Constellation Trails ©
Constellation Trails
Phippen Museum ©
Phippen Museum
Newman Gallery ©
Newman Gallery

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