14 days in Arizona & San Antonio Itinerary

14 days in Arizona & San Antonio Itinerary

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14 days in Arizona & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, admire the striking features of Fox Theater, then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tucson trip itinerary planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tucson is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nightlife
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Fox Theater ©
Fox Theater

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 9th (Mon), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tucson in September: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

1
night
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip website .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Hopi House, & more).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Williams road trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Williams at 27°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Williams to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williams in September, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Get a sense of the local culture at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Calais Winery. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, wander the streets of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary planner .

Fly from Page to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Page in September, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Hye
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

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