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 next day: take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then get great views at Gates Pass.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tucson route planner.

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, Tucson is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive 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): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then make a trip to On The Edge Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, see Off-Road Tours, and then appreciate the history behind Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip tool .

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Phoenix when traveling from Tucson in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, and then explore and take pictures at Bill Williams Monument Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Williams planner .

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect Williams to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Bill Williams Monument Park ©
Bill Williams Monument Park

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. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

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

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, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

Make your Page itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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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