31 days in Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Arizona Itinerary

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31 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Yuma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Visit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and Old Adobe Mission for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & McDowell Sonoran Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Yuma.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, KOLI Equestrian Center, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

2
nights
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, then admire the majestic nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Colorado River State Historic Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Telegraph Pass, then take an in-depth tour of Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yuma East Wetlands.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yuma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Yuma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission San Xavier del Bac and Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. Get in touch with nature at Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tucson Wildlife Center, walk around Tucson Mountain Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mission Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yuma to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Yuma in March, expect Tucson to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, and then identify plant and animal life at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Sierras - A Marian Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and finally look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tombstone driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tucson to Tombstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Tucson in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Willcox.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, Our Lady of the Sierras - A Marian Shrine, San Pedro House
Highlights from your plan
San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards, then trek along Cochise Stronghold, then appreciate the history behind Chiricahua National Monument, and finally identify plant and animal life at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip tool .

Drive from Tombstone to Willcox in 1.5 hours. In March in Willcox, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Cochise Stronghold
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area ©
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area
Flying Leap Vineyards ©
Flying Leap Vineyards

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Get outdoors at Spider Rock and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Walpi Village and White House Ruin will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chinle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Chinle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Willcox in March; daily highs in Chinle reach 18°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Walpi Village, Hubbell Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Walpi Village ©
Walpi Village

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Explore Page's surroundings by going to Navajo National Monument (in Shonto) and Cathedral Wash Trail (in Marble Canyon). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and admire the engineering at The Chains.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chinle to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Chinle in March, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedral Wash Trail, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, hike along Tonto Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 16°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Camp Verde (Montezuma Castle National Monument & Fort Verde State Historic Park), V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Flagstaff (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel & Wupatki National Monument). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Camp Verde, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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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