30 days in Arizona Itinerary

30 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Apache Junction
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 12 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Williams
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tucson

— 4 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Step out of Tucson with an excursion to Double R Ranch in Benson--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, Tucson is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 82°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Apache Junction.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Apache Junction

— 3 nights
Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. Step out of Apache Junction to go to Superior and see Boyce Thompson Arboretum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Goldfield Ghost Town, take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, see the interesting displays at Superstition Mountain Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Lost Dutchman State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Apache Junction travel planner.

Getting from Tucson to Apache Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Apache Junction

Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale online vacation planner.

Drive from Apache Junction to Scottsdale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Apache Junction in April, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sedona

— 12 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Camp Verde (Montezuma Castle National Monument & Out of Africa Wildlife Park), Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, &more) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, stroll through Airport Mesa, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip site.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Sedona is a bit cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff and then admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Shopping · Museums

Williams

— 3 nights
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.
Williams is known for wildlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park, tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams, explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Grand Canyon Deer Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Williams trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Williams takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Williams, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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.