15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 1 night
Drive
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Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Prescott
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Kansas City

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Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

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.
On the 5th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Will You Escape?. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, stroll around Tohono Chul, and then get great views at Gates Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

Kansas City to Tucson is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Tucson is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in April: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 82°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tombstone

— 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 7th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then get your game on at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, and finally delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tombstone day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Tucson in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Tombstone, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phoenix online vacation planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Tombstone in April, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Prescott

— 1 night
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, then explore the activities along Watson Lake, then ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prescott road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Prescott takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Prescott, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Broken Arrow Trail and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sedona route planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in April, Sedona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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 16th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and finally admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip planning app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Page hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chinle

— 2 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chinle online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in April, with highs in Chinle at 65°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chinle

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.