16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Fly
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tucson
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Boston

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Rosson House Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

Boston to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

5
nights
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona Heritage Museum and Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. The adventure continues: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, and stroll through Fay Canyon Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as East Rim Drive and Lookout Studio. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Navajo Point. Next up on the itinerary: trek along South Kaibab Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
nights
Flagstaff

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 27th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Holy dove, then get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, and finally take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

3
nights
Tucson

Old Pueblo

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.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum and Kitt Peak National Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saguaro National Park and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, examine the collection at Franklin Auto Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson attractions app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Tucson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in March, with highs in Tucson at 77°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.