31 days in Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Arizona Itinerary

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31 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 7 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: Phallic Rock (in Carefree) and Phoenix (Horseback Riding Tours & Balloon Rides). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, pause for some photo ops at Barry Goldwater Park, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary planning app .

New York City to Scottsdale is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Scottsdale. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Scottsdale hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Phallic Rock, Barry Goldwater Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

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.
Take a break from Tucson with a short trip to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, stop by Old Town Artisans, and get great views at Gates Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tucson when traveling from Scottsdale in October, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kartchner Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Page trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Page takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in October, with highs in Page at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

10
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.
On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and cruise along Cape Royal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckskinner Park.

Discover how to plan a Williams trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Buckskinner Park ©
Buckskinner Park

7
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale) and Camp Verde (Out of Africa Wildlife Park & Montezuma Castle National Monument). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and hike along Oak Creek Canyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in October, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 55°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Camp Verde, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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