21 days in Arizona Itinerary

21 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Yuma
— 2 nights
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Benson
— 2 nights
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Page — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary maker website.

Cleveland to Page is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Page is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in October, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and walk around Indian Garden.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona to go to Clarkdale and see Arizona Copper Art Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Sedona hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Flagstaff — 1 night

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 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Wupatki National Monument and then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff online journey builder.

Getting from Sedona to Flagstaff by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in October: highs in Flagstaff hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Petrified Forest National Park — 2 nights

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Painted Desert Inn and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mesa and then delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Petrified Forest National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip builder site.

Getting from Petrified Forest National Park to Phoenix by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, Phoenix is warmer than Petrified Forest National Park - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Yuma.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Yuma — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cloud Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. On the next day, walk around Stewart Vincent Wolf Creative Playground, let the kids burn off some steam at West Wetlands Park, and then bet on your favorite at Cocopah Speedway.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Yuma trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Phoenix to Yuma in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. October in Yuma sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Benson.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Benson — 2 nights

Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Amerind Museum, hike along Cochise Stronghold, and then hike along Heart of Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery, then stroll through Forever Home Donkey Rescue, and then get a taste of life in the country at Double R Ranch.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Benson planner.

Traveling by car from Yuma to Benson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, Benson is slightly colder than Yuma - with highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tombstone.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Tombstone — 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and then stop by Johnny One Dog's Tombstone Sarsaparilla.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tombstone journey builder.

Tombstone is just a stone's throw from Benson. October in Tombstone sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Wineries
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Arizona travel guide

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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.