16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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16 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Tucson

2
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.
Step out of Tucson to go to Tombstone and see O.K. Corral, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and get great views at Gates Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson online travel planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tucson. December in Tucson sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

O.K. Corral
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Take a break from Scottsdale with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Phoenix, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, look for gifts at Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and make a trip to On The Edge Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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 22nd (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Page vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Scottsdale, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Page, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, expect little chillier with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). There's still lots to do: delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Sedona online route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas

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