34 days in Arizona Itinerary

34 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 4 nights
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Williams
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
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Page
— 4 nights
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Tucson — 3 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Madaras Gallery, take a memorable drive along Cactus Forest Drive, take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park West, and learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary tool.

Phoenix to Tucson is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Tucson reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.
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Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Scottsdale — 4 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: Phoenix (Martin Auto Museum & Balloon Rides) and KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tucson in September: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Williams.
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Williams — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat), explore the activities along White Horse Lake Campground, then examine the collection at Return to the 50s, and then stop by Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Grand Canyon Deer Farm, and then examine the collection at Planes of Fame Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Williams day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Williams takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Williams is cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of 74°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 11 nights

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 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.
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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 a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Marble Canyon (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lees Ferry, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Page tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Page at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chinle.
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Chinle — 4 nights

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chinle: Hubbell Trading Post (in Ganado) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, explore the ancient world of White House Ruin, trek along White House Ruins Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hope Arch.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chinle journey site.

Drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in September; daily highs in Chinle reach 79°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Before you visit Sedona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chinle to Sedona by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Chinle in September, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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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