32 days in Arizona Itinerary

32 days in Arizona Itinerary

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32 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Holbrook
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chinle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kingman
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Visiting Tumacacori National Historical Park and Madera Canyon will get you outdoors. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Mission San Xavier del Bac will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Oracle to see Biosphere 2 about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tucson is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect nights in Tucson to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biosphere 2, Titan Missile Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum

2
nights
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 4th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, then learn about winemaking at Keeling Schaefer Vineyards, and then trek along Heart of Rocks. On your second day here, explore the activities along Cochise Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then do a tasting at Zarpara Vineyard, and finally see the interesting displays at The Thing.

Plan trip to Willcox with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Tucson to Willcox by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Willcox sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

The Thing, Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards ©
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

3
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Petrified Forest National Park and Rock Art Canyon Ranch. Take a break from the city and head to Rainbow Forest and White Mountain Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Holbrook side-trips: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (in Show Low), Petrified Forest National Park (Crystal Forest Loop & Blue Mesa) and First Street Pathway Park (in Winslow). There's still lots to do: stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co..

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Holbrook road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Willcox to Holbrook in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Holbrook when traveling from Willcox in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, Winslow, Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, White Mountain Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
White Mountain Nature Center ©
White Mountain Nature Center

3
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Popular historic sites such as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Hubbell Trading Post are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at White House Ruins Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: cruise along South Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto, take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock, and make a trip to Hope Arch.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chinle day trip planning app .

Getting from Holbrook to Chinle by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in July, expect Chinle to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hubbell Trading Post, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Hubbell Trading Post ©
Hubbell Trading Post
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Glen Canyon Dam. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Marble Canyon (in Marble Canyon) and Navajo National Monument (in Shonto). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Page itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Chinle to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chinle in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rim Trail and Mather Point. Visiting North Kaibab Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. On the 17th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and get great views at Hopi Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Step off the beaten path and head to Broken Arrow Trail and West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Rimrock (V-Bar-V Heritage Site & Montezuma Well). The adventure continues: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, and explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rimrock, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

3
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Historic Area and Whiskey Row. Get some historical perspective at Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. Go for a jaunt from Prescott to Chino Valley to see Granite Creek Vineyards about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lynx Lake Recreation Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Thumb Butte Distillery, shop like a local with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Prescott trip maker app .

Getting from Sedona to Prescott by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Prescott. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Granite Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Lynx Lake Recreation Area ©
Lynx Lake Recreation Area
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

3
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Kingman Railroad Musem, then learn about winemaking at Cella Winery, then do a tasting at Stetson Winery, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride Ghost Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hackberry General Store, and finally examine the collection at Kingman Army Air Field Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kingman trip maker .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Kingman takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prescott in July; daily highs in Kingman reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chloride, Arizona, Hackberry General Store, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

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