30 days in Arizona Itinerary

30 days in Arizona Itinerary

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30 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Williams
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualapai Reservation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Marble Canyon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Phoenix
— 5 nights
End: Phoenix

6
nights
Williams

Williams ©
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Hermit's Rest will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Venture out of the city with trips to Tusayan General Store (in Tusayan) and Grand Canyon National Park (Yavapai Point, South Kaibab Trail, & more).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Williams itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Williams is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In April, Williams is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hualapai Reservation.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Hualapai Reservation

Hualapai Reservation ©
Get outdoors at Toroweap Point and Keepers of the Wild Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hualapai Reservation side-trips: Havasu Falls (in Supai), Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Havasu Canyon (in Grand Canyon National Park).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hualapai Reservation travel planning site .

You can drive from Williams to Hualapai Reservation in 3 hours. In April, Hualapai Reservation is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Marble Canyon.

Things to do in Hualapai Reservation

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Havasu Falls, Food Tours, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House
Highlights from your plan
Havasu Falls ©
Havasu Falls
Toroweap Point ©
Toroweap Point
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

4
nights
Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon ©
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Navajo Bridge. Explore Marble Canyon's surroundings by going to Page (Horseshoe Bend, Photography Tours, & more) and Grand Canyon National Park (The Trail of Time, Bright Angel Point, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marble Canyon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hualapai Reservation to Marble Canyon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hualapai Reservation in April, you will find days in Marble Canyon are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Page, Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

Drive from Marble Canyon to Sedona in 3 hours. In April in Sedona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Wupatki National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cochise Stronghold, pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and then trek along Heart of Rocks. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at Forever Home Donkey Rescue.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Willcox driving holiday website .

You can drive from Sedona to Willcox in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Willcox, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cochise Stronghold, Forever Home Donkey Rescue, Dwayne's Fresh Jerky
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

4
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 out of the city life by going to Sabino Canyon and Tucson Mountain Park. Mission San Xavier del Bac and Allen Street will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho), Lone Mountain Turquoise (in Tubac) and Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, steep yourself in history at Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, and view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tucson day trip website .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tombstone, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Lone Mountain Turquoise, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Quarles Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goldfield Ghost Town and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale) and Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Balloon Rides

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