20 days in Arizona Itinerary

20 days in Arizona Itinerary

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20 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Holbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Tucson
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 15th (Sun): shop like a local with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, and then take a stroll through Whiskey Row. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, then view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prescott day trip app .

Los Angeles to Prescott is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Prescott, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Prescott, with highs around 54°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Mather Point and Grandview Point. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prescott in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Page online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through White House Ruins Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then delve into the distant past at Mummy Cave.

Start your trip to Chinle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°F in Chinle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mummy Cave ©
Mummy Cave

1
night
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co., then explore the striking landscape of Petrified Forest National Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Holbrook trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Chinle to Holbrook in 2 hours. When traveling from Chinle in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Holbrook: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Rainbow Forest
Highlights from your plan
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. ©
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Jerome State Historic Park and Historic Old Town Cottonwood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sedona to go to Rimrock and see Montezuma Well, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Boynton Canyon Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, and learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona itinerary maker .

You can drive from Holbrook to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Holbrook in December, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rimrock, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, pause for some photo ops at Barry Goldwater Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camelback Mountain, Barry Goldwater Park
Highlights from your plan
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Spas
Barry Goldwater Park ©
Barry Goldwater Park

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Titan Missile Museum and Tumacacori National Historical Park. Step out of the city life by going to Kartchner Caverns State Park and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and Tombstone (Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park & Silver Strike Winery). Next up on the itinerary: watch a film at Fox Theater.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, Tucson is little chillier at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tombstone, Titan Missile Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Kartchner Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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