15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
6
Sedona
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, then learn about winemaking at Superstition Meadery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prescott trip itinerary maker website .

New York City to Prescott is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Prescott is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Prescott, with highs around 54°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 25th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, then examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, and finally steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tombstone road trip planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Tombstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prescott in December; daily highs in Tombstone reach 61°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park ©
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, see the interesting displays at Bonelli house, then examine the collection at Kingman Railroad Musem, and finally examine the collection at Hackberry General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, then learn about winemaking at Stetson Winery, then learn about winemaking at Cella Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kingman trip maker website .

You can drive from Tombstone to Kingman in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tombstone in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 30°F in Kingman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Hopi Point. Get outdoors at Mather Point and Yavapai Point. On the 30th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kingman in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl, see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip itinerary site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Winter Sports Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona
Arizona Snowbowl ©
Arizona Snowbowl

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Broken Arrow Trail and Montezuma Well. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Jerome State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery (in Jerome) and Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale). There's lots more to do: stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Jerome, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Well, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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