15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale online itinerary planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Scottsdale is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in July; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar ©
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. Keep things going the next day: stop by Mac's Indian Jewelry, then get your game on at Will You Escape?, then examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, and finally take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson online tour planner .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Tucson is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
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Will You Escape? ©
Will You Escape?
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in August: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

5
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.
On the 5th (Mon), 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 Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Page day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

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