30 days in Arizona Itinerary

30 days in Arizona Itinerary

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30 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h
1
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kingman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Titan Missile Museum and Biosphere 2. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Tumacacori National Historical Park. see Kitt Peak National Observatory. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Horse Soldier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Tiradito Shrine, admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and walk around Tohono Chul.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson journey planning website .

San Francisco to Tucson is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Tucson. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sahuarita, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

3
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Allen Street and Chiricahua National Monument. Get some cultural insight at The Tombstone Epitaph and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery, take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre, and look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tombstone driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Tucson in April, you will find days in Tombstone are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bisbee, Chiricahua National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

7
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuzigoot National Monument and Jerome State Historic Park. Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Palatki Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock), Williams Depot (in Williams) and Jerome (Sliding Jail & Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sedona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In April in Sedona, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerome, Cornville, Clarkdale, Williams Depot, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

3
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
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 Downtown Historic Area and Watson Lake. Visit Whiskey Row and Yavapai County Courthouse Square for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: Desert Caballeros Western Museum (in Wickenburg), Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center (in Seligman) and Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, pause for some photo ops at Bucky O'Neill Monument, explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prescott online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Prescott takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Prescott, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum

2
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Chloride, Arizona, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hackberry General Store, and finally go for a walk through Oatman Gift Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Sitgreaves Pass and then see a world frozen in time at Oatman Ghost Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kingman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Kingman takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in April, you will find days in Kingman are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oatman, Chloride, Arizona, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Chloride, Arizona ©
Chloride, Arizona

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 some historical perspective at Hermit's Rest and Navajo Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Dinosaur Tracks in Tuba City, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kingman in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks
Highlights from your plan
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo National Monument and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, and have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Page trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Powell Museum ©
Powell Museum
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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