15 days in Scottsdale, Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Scottsdale, Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Scottsdale
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Scottsdale
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Scottsdale — 2 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, then don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom's Thumb Trailhead, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then sample the fine beverages at Arizona Distilling Co.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Scottsdale day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Scottsdale. In June, daytime highs in Scottsdale are 107°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, then steep yourself in history at Fort Verde State Historic Park, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by The Melting Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Scottsdale to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in June: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stroll around Indian Garden, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 8 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to KOLI Equestrian Center and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. When in Scottsdale, make a side trip to see Lucidi Distilling Co. in Peoria, approximately Peoria away. Explore Scottsdale further: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and trek along Brown's Ranch Trailhead.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 107°F and lows reach 81°F.
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