31 days in Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona tour planner
Make it your trip
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Page
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Tucson — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory and Mission San Xavier del Bac make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Picacho (Sunset Trail & Hunter Trail) and Double R Ranch (in Benson). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, stop by Madaras Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson attractions planning tool.

Atlanta to Tucson is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: highs in Tucson hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Phoenix. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Chapel of the Holy Cross. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stop by Ivory Angelic, hike along Airport Mesa, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point. On the 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning site.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.
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Page — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lake Powell, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Chinle.
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Side Trip

Chinle — 4 nights

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Chinle is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, explore the ancient world of Antelope House Ruin, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto, and get insight into ancient worlds with Canyon de Chelly Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in October, Chinle is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.
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