13 days in Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Scottsdale (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, learn about winemaking at LDV Winery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Washington DC to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
LDV Winery ©
LDV Winery

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Cottonwood (Pillsbury Wine Company North & Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room) and Chateau Tumbleweed (in Clarkdale). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Chateau Tumbleweed, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas & Wellness

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.
On the 8th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 (Sat): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Page travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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