31 days in Northern Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Northern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Show Low Regional Airport, Drive to Pinetop-Lakeside
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Pinetop-Lakeside
— 3 nights
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Chinle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Page
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 14 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 6 nights
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Pinetop-Lakeside

— 3 nights
Pinetop–Lakeside is a small town in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pinetop-Lakeside: Springerville (Springerville Heritage Center & Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum) and Black Horse Brewery (in Show Low). There's still lots to do: hike along Thompson Trail (Forest Service Trail 629), stroll around Show Low City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at White Mountain Nature Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Country Club Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pinetop-Lakeside road trip site.

Chicago to Pinetop-Lakeside is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Pinetop-Lakeside, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Pinetop-Lakeside

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Chinle

— 3 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Chinle is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Drive, explore the ancient world of Mummy Cave, and trek along White House Ruins Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinle trip planner.

Drive from Pinetop-Lakeside to Chinle in 3 hours. Traveling from Pinetop-Lakeside in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chinle, with lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Page

— 4 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Keet Seel Navajo National Monument (in Shonto) and Marble Canyon (Cathedral Wash Trail, Northern Arizona Guide Service, &more). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Page planner.

Getting from Chinle to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chinle in March since evenings lows in Page dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 14 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore Grand Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Hualapai Hilltop (in Supai) and Eagle Point (in Hualapai Reservation). On the 20th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route builder.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Page in March, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 57°F and lows at 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 6 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winslow (Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, Standin' on the Corner Park, &more) and Williams (Big Toy Playground, Bearizona Wildlife Park, &more). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Wupatki National Monument. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, hike along Kachina Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Cave Crater Trail, and admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips