19 days in Arizona Itinerary

19 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Phoenix
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Payson
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Camp Verde
— 1 night
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Clarkdale
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Williams
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Winslow
— 5 nights
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Second Mesa
— 1 night
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Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rosson House Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary builder app.

Ontario to Phoenix is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ontario to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Ontario in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 99°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Payson.
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Payson

Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Payson trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Payson takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get a bit cooler in Payson: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Camp Verde.
Nature · Parks
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Camp Verde — 1 night

Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fort Verde State Historic Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Camp Verde trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Payson to Camp Verde takes 1.5 hours. September in Camp Verde sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Clarkdale.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Clarkdale — 1 night

Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument and then don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Clarkdale driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Camp Verde to Clarkdale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Clarkdale are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

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Sedona is very close to Clarkdale. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Williams — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Hermit's Rest. Change things up with these side-trips from Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (Mather Point, South Kaibab Trail, &more). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park and take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Williams attractions site.

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in September, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 74°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trip

Flagstaff — 2 nights

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 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Wupatki National Monument. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff road trip planning app.

Drive from Williams to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winslow.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Winslow — 5 nights

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore and learn at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum and Navajo County Historical Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Art Canyon Ranch and Painted Desert Inn. Explore Winslow's surroundings by going to Petrified Forest National Park (Long Logs Loop, Giant Logs, &more) and Petrified Forest National Park (in Holbrook). And it doesn't end there: walk around Standin' on the Corner, explore the ancient world of Homolovi State Park, and steep yourself in history at Apache Death Cave.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Winslow using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Winslow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Winslow hover around 86°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Second Mesa.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Second Mesa — 1 night

Second Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona on the Hopi Reservation. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Second Mesa online road trip planner.

You can drive from Winslow to Second Mesa in 1.5 hours. In September in Second Mesa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).
Historic Sites · Tours

Arizona travel guide

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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.