17 days in Arizona Itinerary

17 days in Arizona Itinerary

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1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
2
Page
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
4
Williams
— Few hours
5
Sedona
— 4 nights
6
Superior
— Few hours
7
Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to CityScape Phoenix and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo and then find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Phoenix is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, thentake in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Page day trip tool.

Fly from Phoenix to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect nights in Page to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon Village and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

few
hours
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
On the 31st (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park, stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, and then don't miss a visit to Wild West Junction.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Williams trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Williams are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art
Wild West Junction ©
Wild West Junction

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Chapel of the Holy Cross and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Camp Verde to see Out of Africa Wildlife Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, look for gifts at The Hike House, and do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in December, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Superior.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Out of Africa Wildlife Park ©
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

few
hours
Superior

Superior ©
Superior is a town in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. On the 4th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Superior road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Superior takes 3 hours. When traveling from Sedona in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Superior: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Superior

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

2
nights
Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon ©
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, get great views at Gates Pass, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and then look and learn at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mount Lemmon day trip app.

Traveling by car from Superior to Mount Lemmon takes 3 hours. In January in Mount Lemmon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tucson
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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