13 days in Floyd, Texas & Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Floyd, Texas & Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Floyd, Texas & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Floyd
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark


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2
nights
Floyd

Floyd ©
Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at The Andy Griffith Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill, then do a tasting at Chateau Morrisette Winery, and finally shop like a local with Bell Gallery and Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Floyd's City Barbershop, then get engrossed in the history at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and then get all the information you need at The Mount Airy Visitors Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Floyd trip itinerary planning website .

Newark to Floyd is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in October since evenings lows in Floyd dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Floyd

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Airy, Mabry Mill
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The Andy Griffith Museum ©
The Andy Griffith Museum
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the striking features of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and then delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floyd to Austin. Traveling from Floyd to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Floyd in October, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online itinerary planner .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

few
hours
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Heard Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phoenix journey builder site .

You can fly from San Antonio to Phoenix in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. October in Phoenix sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass and then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tucson online day trip planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Tucson, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 66°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 77°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas & Wellness

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