16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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16 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Holbrook
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Chinle
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + bus + train:  10​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Tucson is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Tucson

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Gunfighter Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Page online attractions planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Page in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in May: high temperatures in Page hover around 79°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Grandview Point. Visiting Mather Point and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. On the 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park planning site .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, then contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, and then ride a horse along Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prescott visit site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. In May, Prescott is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boynton Canyon Trail and West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Get outdoors at Broken Arrow Trail and Doe Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona route builder tool .

Getting from Prescott to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

2
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal Forest Loop, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Petrified Forest National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at First Street Pathway Park, then wander the wide-open spaces of Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and then hike along Blue Mesa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Holbrook trip site .

Drive from Sedona to Holbrook in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, Holbrook is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, Winslow
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Rock Art Canyon Ranch ©
Rock Art Canyon Ranch

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along White House Ruins Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hope Arch.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chinle road trip site .

Getting from Holbrook to Chinle by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Holbrook in May, with highs in Chinle at 71°F and lows at 38°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hope Arch ©
Hope Arch

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