22 days in Arizona Itinerary

22 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
1
Prescott
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

9
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Explore hidden gems such as Thumb Butte Trail 33 and Smoki Museum. Phippen Museum and Ash Fork Historical Society Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: Yarnell (Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial & The Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains), Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley) and Wickenburg (Arizona Horse Company & Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Prescott National Forest, hike along Iron King Trail, stroll through Constellation Trails, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Prescott Brewing Company.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott tour itinerary builder site.

Los Angeles to Prescott is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Prescott reach 22°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Prescott Valley, Yarnell, Wickenburg, Return to the 50s, Granite Creek Vineyards
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Smoki Museum ©
Smoki Museum
Phippen Museum ©
Phippen Museum
Prescott National Forest ©
Prescott National Forest

few
hours
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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Pipe Creek Vista ©
Pipe Creek Vista

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tuzigoot National Monument and Fort Verde State Historic Park. Get some cultural insight at Arizona Copper Art Museum and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock), Hillside Letter C (in Clarkdale) and Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery (in Jerome). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, and learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. You will leave for Scottsdale on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Cornville, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room ©
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Soldier Pass ©
Soldier Pass

4
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail and Top Golf. Get some cultural insight at Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Old Adobe Mission. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scottsdale: Tonto Verde Golf Club (in Rio Verde), McDowell Mountain Regional Park (in Fountain Hills) and Gold Canyon (Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course & Peralta Canyon). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lost Dog Wash Trail, shop like a local with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, tee off at TPC Scottsdale, and identify plant and animal life at Barlett Lake Recreation Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sedona to Scottsdale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Gold Canyon, Tonto Verde Golf Club, McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail ©
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail
McDowell Mountain Regional Park ©
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Scottsdale Center for the Arts ©
Scottsdale Center for the Arts

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, then stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally tee off at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lookout Mountain Preserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phoenix day trip website.

Phoenix is just a stone's throw from Scottsdale. In April in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chandler
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Lookout Mountain Preserve ©
Lookout Mountain Preserve
Spas

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