14 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

14 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

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14 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tucson
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Page day trip planning tool .

Cincinnati to Page is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Page. When traveling from Cincinnati in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Page: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley attractions planner.

Drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. In April, Monument Valley is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 67°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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.
Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Hopi House. On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in April, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona online journey builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix tour builder website .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In April, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planning site .

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Tucson to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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