30 days in Arizona Itinerary

30 days in Arizona Itinerary

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30 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Payson
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Prescott
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chinle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Holbrook
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

1
day
Payson

Payson ©
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and then hike along Horton Creek Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Payson day trip planning website .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Payson is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Payson is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Vilnius in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Payson: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Payson

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park ©
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Broken Arrow Trail and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Step out of the city life by going to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Montezuma Well. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Riordan Mansion State Historic Park (in Flagstaff) and Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde). There's lots more to do: hike along Boynton Canyon Trail, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona itinerary planner.

Getting from Payson to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. October in Sedona sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rimrock, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

4
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Downtown Historic Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Whiskey Row and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Watson Lake, stroll through Granite Basin, identify plant and animal life at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, and take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prescott travel route planner .

Getting from Sedona to Prescott by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sedona in October since evenings lows in Prescott dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and Grandview Point. Visiting Mather Point and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Prescott in October; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Get outdoors at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Horseshoe Bend. Step out of Page with an excursion to Navajo National Monument in Shonto--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Navajo National Monument, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

4
nights
Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and South Rim Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Canyon del Muerto. And it doesn't end there: hike along White House Ruins Trail, explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, admire all the interesting features of Hope Arch, and take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chinle vacation builder site .

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in October since evenings lows in Chinle dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock

3
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Get in touch with nature at Petrified Forest National Park and Blue Mesa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Forest Loop and Long Logs Loop. Step out of Holbrook to go to Petrified Forest National Park and see Devil's Playground, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest, look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co., and identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Holbrook road trip tool .

Getting from Chinle to Holbrook by car takes about 2 hours. In October, Holbrook is somewhat warmer than Chinle - with highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Petrified Forest National Park
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Giant Logs ©
Giant Logs

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 28th (Mon), stop by Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, admire all the interesting features of Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Willcox Depot. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Heart of Rocks and then take in breathtaking views at Texas Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Willcox day trip site .

You can drive from Holbrook to Willcox in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Willcox: highs are around 34°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, Texas Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky ©
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky

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