16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
— 4 nights



— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery and then tee off at Starr Pass Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tucson road trip planning app.

Philadelphia to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tucson. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect Tucson to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Golf


— 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 17th (Sun): shop like a local with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then visit Old Town Scottsdale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip builder app.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in April, expect Scottsdale to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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 19th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Page road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in April, with highs in Page at 72°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 26th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rim Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some music at Hopi House, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (62°F), and nights are colder (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip


— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Cathedral Rock. Family-friendly places like Chapel of the Holy Cross and Ivory Angelic will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Verde Valley Archaeology Center (in Camp Verde) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and trek along Broken Arrow Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 48°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.