16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Kingman
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Kingman
— 1 night
Bus to WB Tropicana after Las Vegas, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kingman

— 1 night
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, then examine the collection at Hackberry General Store, and then browse for treasures at The Farmhouse. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Chloride, Arizona, then get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, then go for a walk through Oatman Ghost Town, and finally make a trip to Oatman Gift Shack.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman trip planner.

San Francisco to Kingman is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kingman is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kingman, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lipan Point and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Do a combination of bus and shuttle from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kingman in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Palatki Ruins and Jerome State Historic Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arizona Copper Art Museum and Son Silver West Gallery. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Prescott

— 3 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Shop till you drop at Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center and Van Gogh's Ear Gallery. Visit Whiskey Row and Yavapai County Courthouse Square for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Prescott: Wickenburg (Off-Road Tours & Desert Caballeros Western Museum) and Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, appreciate the history behind Bucky O'Neill Monument, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prescott day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, Prescott is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Prescott

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Tucson

— 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Mon), stop by Tucson Mineral and Gem World and then view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tucson day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prescott in December, with highs in Tucson at 65°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.