15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Yuma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. On the 4th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yuma day trip website .

Denver to Yuma is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in March, with highs in Yuma at 84°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then hike along Douglas Spring Trail, and then admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tucson online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yuma to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yuma in March; daily highs in Tucson reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly Wonderland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Phoenix, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church ©

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.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, explore the stunning scenery at The Chains, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary website .

Fly from Scottsdale to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, Page is slightly colder than Scottsdale - with highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toroweap Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. On the 13th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in March, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 57°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

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
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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