13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h
1
Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Four Corners Monument, explore the ancient world of Yucca House National Monument, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shiprock Rock Formation.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Teec Nos Pos day trip planning site .

Newark to Teec Nos Pos is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Teec Nos Pos due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newark in December since evenings lows in Teec Nos Pos dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiprock Rock Formation, Yucca House National Monument, Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post ©
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Page road trip site .

Newark to Page is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Page sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 19th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail and get great views at Hopi Point.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°F. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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.
Alpine Pedaler has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and then see Alpine Pedaler.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Predator Zip Lines. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Predator Zip Lines and then trek along Airport Mesa. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sedona day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Flagstaff in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scottsdale Quarter as well as Just Roughin' It Adventure Company. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with Just Roughin' It Adventure Company, get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Quarter.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect Scottsdale to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oracle.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Just Roughin' It Adventure Company ©
Just Roughin' It Adventure Company
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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