15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Page
Drive
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Erbil International Airport

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Tucson

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then look for gifts at Bookman's Entertainment Exchange. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, then stop by Cactus Quilt Shop, and then take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tucson itinerary planning site.

Erbil, Iraq to Tucson is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Erbil to Tucson due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Erbil in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 4th (Sun), shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then browse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in February, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Page

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Page day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Page takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Scottsdale in February, expect Page to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in February: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 11°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.