16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tucson
— 2 nights
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
5
Page
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery and then get your game on at Will You Escape?. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tucson tour site.

Washington DC to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, thenlook for gifts at Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, and finally view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in May since evenings lows in Scottsdale dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sedona travel route site.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in May; daily highs in Sedona reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

4
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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

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

4
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.
Page is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Horseshoe Bend, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Page hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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