15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona travel planner

Make it your trip
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Tucson
— 1 night
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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Tohono Chul and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip builder site.

Minneapolis to Tucson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Scottsdale

— 3 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler), Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Horseback Riding Tours) and Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and shop like a local with Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale vacation builder tool.

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Tucson in May, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, Sedona is slightly colder than Scottsdale - with highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit app.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Page

— 3 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.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Page trip planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 55°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.