15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Grand Island
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Kingman
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Grand Island

few
hours
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 13th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Gianticus Headicus, do a tasting at Stetson Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kingman trip maker app .

Grand Island to Kingman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Island in March: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 71°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Winery ©
Stetson Winery
Kingman Army Air Field Museum ©
Kingman Army Air Field Museum
Giganticus Headicus ©
Giganticus Headicus

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 16th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get great views at Grandview Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and look for gifts at Verkamp's Curios.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning app .

Drive from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kingman in March, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Do your shopping at Honshin Fine Art and Pawz on Main. Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Cottonwood (Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room, & more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

3
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 some cultural insight at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Charron Vineyards. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Xavier del Bac and Barrio Historico. Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Lightning Ridge Cellars (in Elgin) and Arizona Hops and Vines (in Sonoita). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and admire the striking features of Fox Theater.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tucson trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Lightning Ridge Cellars, Arizona Hops and Vines, Charron Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Scottsdale and Musical Instrument Museum. Head to Elan Wollitzer Gallery and Gilbert Ortega Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Scottsdale to Peoria to see Phoenix Scottsdale Golf about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale journey maker site .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Scottsdale. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping Museums Golf

Side Trips

Phoenix, Phoenix Scottsdale Golf
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Phoenix Scottsdale Golf ©
Phoenix Scottsdale Golf

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