15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona tour planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Bus to PHX Airport/44th St Stn, Fly to Portland

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then steep yourself in history at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

Portland to Phoenix is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Phoenix to be a bit warmer, around 67°F, while days are much hotter, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 28th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Page online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Phoenix to Page by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, Page is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
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 Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. On the 31st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock will get you outdoors. Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Walnut Canyon National Monument, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stroll through Airport Mesa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona online route planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.