15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  22​h
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  23​h
End: Exeter

1
night
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 7th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then catch a movie at Fox Theater. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip planning website .

Exeter, UK to Tucson is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Tucson is minus 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, Scottsdale is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Walnut Canyon National Monument, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Flagstaff in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in May; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hopi House and Grand Canyon South Rim. Get some historical perspective at Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally stop by Big Lake Trading Post.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Page holiday tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Page hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

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

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