19 days in Arizona Itinerary

19 days in Arizona Itinerary

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19 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Little Rock

3
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.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Mission San Xavier del Bac will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center and Etherton Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, take in the views from Rattlesnake Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson online road 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 changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in January; daily highs in Tucson reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Tombstone Epitaph and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiricahua National Monument and Silver Strike Winery. When in Tombstone, make a side trip to see Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Allen Street and get a taste of the local shopping with Belleza Fine Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tombstone trip planner .

Getting from Tucson to Tombstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in January, with highs in Tombstone at 60°F and lows at 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

Side Trips

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Belleza Fine Art Gallery, Chiricahua National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph
Allen Street ©
Allen Street

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, wander the streets of Whiskey Row, and then contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lynx Lake Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, then admire the local landmark of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prescott vacation planner .

Drive from Tombstone to Prescott in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tombstone in January: high temperatures in Prescott hover around 54°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Step off the beaten path and head to Hopi Point and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

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You can drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Prescott in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wupatki National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, Wupatki National Monument, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Page Springs Cellars
Highlights from your plan
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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