23 days in Arizona, Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

23 days in Arizona, Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

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23 days in Arizona, Zion National Park & Moab Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, stop by The Hike House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sedona is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Williams holiday builder .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in December, with highs in Williams at 9°C and lows at -7°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

6
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.
Get outdoors at Hopi House and Rim Trail. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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 (Sat): stroll through Lone Rock Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Page road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Old Tucson and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Tucson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in December: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 21°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park
Old Tucson ©
Old Tucson
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 25th (Tue), meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then take in breathtaking views at Three Mile Wash.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale journey maker site .

Drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Phoenix, Three Mile Wash, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Three Mile Wash ©
Three Mile Wash

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Scottsdale to Zion National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Scottsdale in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Brian Head Resort
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Timber Creek Overlook Trail ©
Timber Creek Overlook Trail

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Double Arch, hike along Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in December; daily highs in Moab reach 3°C and lows reach -11°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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