17 days in Arizona Itinerary

17 days in Arizona Itinerary

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17 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Yuma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kingman
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Reno

1
night
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Yuma Art Center.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yuma journey planner.

Reno to Yuma is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Yuma is much hotter than Reno - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Yuma

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area ©
Yuma Art Center ©
Yuma Art Center

3
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Hackberry General Store and Cella Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Route 66 Museum and Cool Springs Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kingman: Oatman (Oatman Ghost Town, Oatman Gift Shack, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Stetson Winery, see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and take an unorthodox tour of Chloride Ghost Town.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kingman trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yuma to Kingman takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yuma in November, things will get little chillier in Kingman: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatman, Hackberry General Store, Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Navajo Bridge and Hermit's Rest. Step off the beaten path and head to Mather Point and Hopi Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Canyon National Park: Marble Canyon (Cathedral Wash Trail & Marble Canyon). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Tusayan General Store, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kingman in November, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

3
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Whiskey Row and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. For shopping fun, head to Newman Gallery or Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Granite Creek Vineyards in Chino Valley (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, explore the activities along Watson Lake, and view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prescott trip planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Prescott to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Granite Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Historic Downtown and Railroad District. V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Tuzigoot National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Chateau Tumbleweed (in Clarkdale) and Jerome (Jerome State Historic Park & Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sedona online trip planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in November, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Jerome, Cornville, Historic Downtown and Railroad District, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

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