13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Prescott
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Visiting Vulture Peak Trail and Arizona Horse Company will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Smoki Museum and Phippen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: Wickenburg (The Jail Tree & Hassayampa River Preserve), Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell) and Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Whipple Museum, stop by Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, stroll through Thumb Butte Trail 33, and view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prescott trip itinerary site .

Los Angeles to Prescott is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days in Prescott, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Wickenburg, Granite Creek Vineyards, Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial
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Prescott National Forest ©
Prescott National Forest
Phippen Museum ©
Phippen Museum
Smoki Museum ©
Smoki Museum

1
night
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Huckaby Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sedona route builder .

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 December, Sedona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Tuthill Military Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in breathtaking views at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Flagstaff by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 44°F, while nights are colder with lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rock Art Canyon Ranch
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Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Photography Tours
Fort Tuthill Military Museum ©
Fort Tuthill Military Museum

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto, delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin, and then explore the ancient world of Sliding Rock Ruin. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Mummy Cave and then contemplate the long history of Hubbell Trading Post.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chinle online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Flagstaff to Chinle in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hubbell Trading Post
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Antelope House Ruin ©
Antelope House Ruin
Hubbell Trading Post ©
Hubbell Trading Post
Mummy Cave ©
Mummy Cave

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Elephant's Feet, and then contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Marble Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, then explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Page itinerary planner.

Getting from Chinle to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in December, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elephant's Feet, Navajo National Monument, Navajo Bridge, Marble Canyon
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Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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