15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tucson trip planning tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tucson is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from San Juan to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tucson, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Phoenix, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

On The Edge Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza ©
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona journey planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Sedona at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, and then steep yourself in history at Kaibab Petroglyphs.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williams day trip tool .

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Williams reach 22°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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 26th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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