19 days in Arizona Itinerary

19 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Prescott
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

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.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Etherton Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Catalina State Park and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Step out of Tucson with an excursion to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Picacho--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and take in the views from Rattlesnake Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip planner.

Little Rock to Tucson is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Little Rock to Tucson is minus 1 hour. In January, Tucson is a bit warmer than Little Rock - with highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tombstone Epitaph and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Allen Street and Chiricahua National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson) and Belleza Fine Art Gallery (in Bisbee). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tombstone trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in January: high temperatures in Tombstone hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Allen Street ©
Allen Street

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, stop by Whiskey Row, and then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, explore the activities along Watson Lake, shop like a local with Newman Gallery, then ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally shop like a local with Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prescott day trip tool.

Drive from Tombstone to Prescott in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, Prescott is a bit cooler than Tombstone - with highs of 54°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

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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 off the beaten path and head to Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
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Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Wupatki National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to V-Bar-V Heritage Site in Rimrock--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona vacation builder tool.

You can take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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