13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Tombstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sedona trip simple and quick.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. On the 3rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and then steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tombstone trip builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Tombstone by car takes about 6.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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 through Tohono Chul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tucson Arizona Temple, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Gates Pass, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson travel planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in February, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Shopping Museums
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, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. On your second day here, take in the history at Old Adobe Mission, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale day trip planning website .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Scottsdale, with lows of 51°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

Goldfield Ghost Town, Franciscan Renewal Center
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, contemplate the long history of Wrigley Mansion, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner .

Phoenix is very close to Scottsdale. February in Phoenix sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church
Wrigley Mansion ©
Wrigley Mansion

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