22 days in Arizona Itinerary

22 days in Arizona Itinerary

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22 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Montpellier
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hualapai Reservation
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Montpellier

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Step out of Scottsdale to go to Phoenix and see Horseback Riding Tours, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale online holiday planner .

Montpellier, France to Scottsdale is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montpellier to Scottsdale is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Montpellier in September, expect nights in Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

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.
Change things up with a short trip to O.K. Corral in Tombstone (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and shop like a local with Etherton Gallery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip builder app .

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 September, things will get a bit cooler in Tucson: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

O.K. Corral
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary app .

Drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in October, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Clarkdale
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
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.
Page is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Page tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Page sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

7
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hualapai Reservation.

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

1
night
Hualapai Reservation

Hualapai Reservation ©
On the 16th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Grand Canyon Skywalk.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualapai Reservation route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Hualapai Reservation in 3 hours. In October, Hualapai Reservation is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Skywalk ©
Grand Canyon Skywalk

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