22 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

22 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

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22 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Tumacacori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bisbee
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Benson
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Window Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Kayenta
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Fredonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
16
Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix tour itinerary builder .

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Elan Wollitzer Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum and then cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tucson online trip maker .

Getting from Phoenix to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, Tucson is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tumacacori.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

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night
Tumacacori

Tumacacori
Tumacacori is an unincorporated community in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States It abuts the community of Carmen, Arizona. On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park and then explore the activities along Pena Blanca Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tumacacori, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tumacacori takes an hour. Traveling from Tucson in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Tumacacori, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Tumacacori

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pena Blanca Lake
Highlights from your plan
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Pena Blanca Lake ©
Pena Blanca Lake

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night
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, then go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

For photos and tourist information, read our Bisbee trip planning site .

Drive from Tumacacori to Bisbee in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bisbee are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum ©
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
Old Bisbee Brewing Company ©
Old Bisbee Brewing Company

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, contemplate the long history of Allen Street, and then take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tombstone trip itinerary maker tool .

Tombstone is very close to Bisbee. Traveling from Bisbee in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tombstone, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Benson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

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night
Benson

Benson ©
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Gammons Gulch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Forever Home Donkey Rescue, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Double R Ranch.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Benson online trip itinerary builder .

Benson is very close to Tombstone. May in Benson sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Willcox.

Things to do in Benson

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Gammons Gulch ©
Gammons Gulch
Quarles Art Gallery ©
Quarles Art Gallery

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Rocks, do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, then pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and finally learn about winemaking at Flying Leap Vineyards.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Willcox trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Benson to Willcox takes an hour. Traveling from Benson in May, you will find days in Willcox are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Bodega Pierce ©
Bodega Pierce
Flying Leap Vineyards ©
Flying Leap Vineyards

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night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 18th (Mon), trek along Blue Mesa, don't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Petrified Forest National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Willcox in May, expect nights in Petrified Forest National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Window Rock.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

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night
Window Rock

Window Rock
Window Rock is a small city that serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory of a sovereign Native American nation in North America. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then go for a walk through Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Window Rock holiday planning website .

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Window Rock in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Window Rock

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park ©
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park

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nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

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Traveling by car from Window Rock to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Window Rock in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kayenta.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

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hours
Kayenta

Kayenta
Kayenta is a U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Church Rock and then make a trip to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kayenta trip itinerary tool .

Kayenta is very close to Monument Valley. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, Kayenta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Kayenta

Nature Parks

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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 22nd (Fri): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kayenta to Page takes 2 hours. May in Page sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Fredonia.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Fredonia

Fredonia ©
Fredonia is a town in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Pipe Spring National Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredonia trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Page to Fredonia takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in May since evenings lows in Fredonia dip to 41°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Pipe Spring National Monument ©
Pipe Spring National Monument

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fredonia to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fredonia in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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night
Flagstaff

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In May in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip website .

Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, Sedona is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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