15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Cottonwood
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Cottonwood
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Train to Williams, AR, Drive to Prescott
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Prescott
— 3 nights
Bus to Terminal 3, Fly to Winnipeg

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Cottonwood

— 4 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Get in touch with nature at Jerome State Historic Park and Broken Arrow Trail. Head to Kachina House and Jerome Artists Cooperative Galleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Cottonwood to Payson to see Tonto Natural Bridge State Park about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cottonwood day trip site.

Winnipeg, Canada to Cottonwood is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Cottonwood. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Winnipeg in July: high temperatures in Cottonwood hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Northern Arizona and Williams Depot. Step off the beaten path and head to Lava River Cave and Thunder Eagle Native Art. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cottonwood to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cottonwood in July, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Hopi Point and Grandview Point. Explore hidden gems such as Hermit's Rest and Powell Point. Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, about 2h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Prescott

— 3 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, and then take a stroll through Whiskey Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prescott travel planning app.

You can do a combination of train and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 5 hours. In July, Prescott is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.