3 days in Arizona Itinerary

3 days in Arizona Itinerary

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3 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chicago


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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale and then examine the collection at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip planner .

Chicago to Scottsdale is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Scottsdale. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 105°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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 5th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Page driving holiday planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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