28 days in Arizona Itinerary

28 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona planner

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Prescott
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 7 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Holbrook
— 2 nights
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
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Prescott

— 2 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whiskey Row and Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Appreciate the collections at Sharlot Hall Museum and Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell) and Off-Road Tours (in Wickenburg). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, pause for some photo ops at Bucky O'Neill Monument, and admire the local landmark of Yavapai County Courthouse Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prescott driving holiday site.

Seattle to Prescott is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Prescott. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Prescott hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 7 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock State Park and Montezuma Well. Visit Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Tuzigoot National Monument for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale) and Flagstaff (Lava River Cave & Coconino National Forest). The adventure continues: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and visit Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
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 South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Visit Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, hike along Hermit Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Navajo Point.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Powell and Navajo National Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. It doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chinle

— 3 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Get in touch with nature at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like White House Ruins Trail and Spider Rock. There's much more to do: cruise along South Rim Drive, delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinle trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, Chinle is little chillier than Page - with highs of 71°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Holbrook

— 2 nights
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest and then stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petrified Forest National Park, stroll through Blue Mesa, and then stroll through Crystal Forest Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Holbrook tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinle to Holbrook in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chinle in May: high temperatures in Holbrook hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Tombstone

— 4 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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.
Popular historic sites such as Boothilll Graveyard and The Tombstone Epitaph are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kartchner Caverns State Park and Bird Cage Theatre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tombstone: The Thing (in Benson) and Willcox (Chiricahua National Monument & Cochise Lake). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Allen Street, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, and learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tombstone trip builder.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Tombstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tombstone when traveling from Holbrook in May, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.