19 days in Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Wilmington

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum and then take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary website .

Wilmington to Tucson is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Wilmington in January, expect Tucson to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning app .

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

KOLI Equestrian Center, Elan Wollitzer Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, stop by Trailhead Tea, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Sedona at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

5
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.
Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Los Angeles and see Food Tours, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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