3 days in Arizona Itinerary

3 days in Arizona Itinerary

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3 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park and then wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, and then trek along Broken Arrow Trail.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

Phoenix to Sedona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Spas & Wellness
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Whiskey Row, then get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Prescott when traveling from Sedona in July, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

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