13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sedona
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Tombstone
— 1 day
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
5
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

Find out how to plan Sedona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
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.
Visit Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot for their historical value. On the 3rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, and then steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tombstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tombstone takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: highs in Tombstone hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
Tombstone's Historama ©
Tombstone's Historama

2
nights
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 7th (Fri), stroll around Tohono Chul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tucson Arizona Temple, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, thenshop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tucson trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Tucson are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson Arizona Temple ©
Tucson Arizona Temple

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Goldfield Ghost Town, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Adobe Mission and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale route website.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Scottsdale, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franciscan Renewal Center, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Wrigley Mansion, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Christian Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip site.

Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church
Wrigley Mansion ©
Wrigley Mansion

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