16 days in Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Arizona Itinerary

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16 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tucson
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
Phoenix

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

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip tool .

Boston to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in Phoenix at 82°F and lows at 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Coolidge.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
The Rosson House Museum ©
The Rosson House Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Doe Mountain Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Horse Trail, view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, and pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary site .

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. In March, Sedona is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Explore hidden gems such as Lipan Point and Navajo Point. There's lots more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, walk around Indian Garden, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove, get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Coconino National Forest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tucson.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Tours
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San Francisco Peaks ©
San Francisco Peaks
Photography Tours
Mother Road Brewing Company ©
Mother Road Brewing Company

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Saguaro National Park and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Franklin Auto Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online holiday builder .

Getting from Flagstaff to Tucson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in March; daily highs in Tucson reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kitt Peak National Observatory
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Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory

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