15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  28​h
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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Desert Botanical Garden, and then don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then stop by Gilbert Ortega Galleries.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Scottsdale is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Scottsdale, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
On The Edge Gallery ©
On The Edge Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, then get your game on at Will You Escape?, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Scottsdale in May: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) 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
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

4
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 9th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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