15 days in Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Prescott
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Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cottonwood
— 2 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

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Prescott

— 2 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Prescott holiday maker tool.

Winnipeg, Canada to Prescott is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Prescott due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, expect nights in Prescott to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Page

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Glen Canyon Dam. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Page day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Page takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Prescott in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mather Point and East Rim Drive. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point. On the 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Flagstaff

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then Head underground at Lava River Cave. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest and then immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In August in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Cottonwood

— 2 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 17th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Out of Africa Wildlife Park and then take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and then look for gifts at Center for the New Age.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cottonwood trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Cottonwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in August: high temperatures in Cottonwood hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.