13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
4
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix online travel planner .

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Phoenix is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toScottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

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hours
Scottsdale

Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip website .

Scottsdale is very close to Phoenix. In March, daytime highs in Scottsdale are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In March, Sedona is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Flagstaff hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Page itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. In March, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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