16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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16 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Marble Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, take in the awesome beauty at Hole in the Rock, and then trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Phoenix. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, then hike along Brown's Ranch Trailhead, and then hike along Sunrise Peak Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Gateway Trailhead.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online trip itinerary planner .

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. In March, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ
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Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ ©
Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Montezuma Well and Soldier Pass. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doe Mountain Trail and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Flagstaff to see Photography Tours about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: hike along Fay Canyon Trail and look for gifts at Trailhead Tea.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona vacation planner .

Getting from Scottsdale to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in March; daily highs in Sedona reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marble Canyon.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Montezuma Well
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Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

1
night
Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon
To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marble Canyon trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sedona to Marble Canyon with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Page.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antelope Slot Canyon Tours and Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Lees Ferry, trek along Rimview Trail, take in the local highlights with Glen Canyon Dam Guided Tour, and get interesting insight from Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas Boat Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Marble Canyon to Page takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 57°F and lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
On the 31st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hole in the Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, and then contemplate the long history of Sahuaro Ranch Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online vacation planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. In March, Phoenix is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sahuaro Ranch Park
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Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
The Rosson House Museum ©
The Rosson House Museum
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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