18 days in Arizona Itinerary

18 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona tour planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Page — 2 nights

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.
Page is known for nature, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Horseshoe Bend, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Page road trip planning site.

Atlanta to Page is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Page. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker website.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Phoenix — 3 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Change things up with a short trip to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co, indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 91°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Tucson — 3 nights

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.
Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Double R Ranch (in Benson) and K Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden (in Tubac). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson day trip planning site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Phoenix in October since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.