15 days in Big Bend Country & Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Big Bend Country & Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Hobbs, Drive to Fort Davis
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Benson
— 1 night
Drive
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Prescott
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive to Durango, Fly to Boston

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Fort Davis

— 2 nights
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, trek along Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Madera Canyon Hiking Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse and then admire all the interesting features of Davis Mountain Scenic Loop.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip itinerary builder website.

Boston to Fort Davis is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in December, you will find days in Fort Davis are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Benson.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Benson

— 1 night
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Forever Home Donkey Rescue, then take in the exciting artwork at Quarles Art Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kartchner Caverns State Park.

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Getting from Fort Davis to Benson by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Fort Davis to Benson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Davis in December, Benson is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Benson

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Prescott

— 1 night
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, then stroll around Fain Park, and then hike along Iron King Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott road trip website.

Drive from Benson to Prescott in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, Prescott is little chillier than Benson - with highs of 54°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Doe Mountain Trail and Montezuma Well. Get outdoors at Bear Mountain Trail and Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail, get outside with Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

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Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Prescott in December since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hermit Trail and Lipan Point. Escape the urban bustle at Mohave Point and Yaki Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Navajo Point, stroll through Moran Point, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Chinle

— 2 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in December, plan for little chillier nights in Chinle, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.