22 days in Arizona Itinerary

22 days in Arizona Itinerary

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22 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Columbus
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ajo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yuma
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kingman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Columbus

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 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, and then steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone road trip planning site .

Columbus to Tombstone is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, train, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Columbus to Tombstone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in December, expect Tombstone to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

2
nights
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Quitobaquito Spring, then explore and take pictures at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Federated Church. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ajo tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Ajo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tombstone in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ajo, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yuma.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Ajo Historical Museum ©
Ajo Historical Museum

3
nights
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and Casa De Coronado Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and Colorado River State Historic Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Castle Dome Mine Museum, get outside with Telegraph Pass, admire the natural beauty at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Yuma Art Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yuma day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ajo to Yuma in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle Dome Mine Museum ©
Castle Dome Mine Museum
Yuma Art Center ©
Yuma Art Center

2
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, then see the interesting displays at Hackberry General Store, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gianticus Headicus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Sitgreaves Pass, go for a walk through Oatman Gift Shack, and then take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman day trip website .

Getting from Yuma to Kingman by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yuma in December, with highs in Kingman at 57°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatman, Hackberry General Store, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

3
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Get in touch with nature at Watson Lake and Vulture Peak Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Historic Area and Whiskey Row. Take a break from Prescott with a short trip to Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, and explore the world behind art at Phippen Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prescott route planner .

You can drive from Kingman to Prescott in 2.5 hours. December in Prescott sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Wickenburg
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum ©
Desert Caballeros Western Museum

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sedona Star Gazing and Son Silver West Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broken Arrow Trail and Out of Africa Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery (in Jerome), V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Strawberry School House (in Strawberry). There's still lots to do: trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and look for gifts at Trailhead Tea.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in December, Sedona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Strawberry School House, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

3
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Mather Point will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and The Chains. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, stop by Big Lake Trading Post, and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page online attractions planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°F in Page. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
The Chains ©
The Chains

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