35 days in Arizona Itinerary

35 days in Arizona Itinerary

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35 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Newark

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Desert Botanical Garden and Old Town Scottsdale. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Goldfield Ghost Town. Step out of Phoenix to go to Queen Creek and see MD Ranch, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the historical opulence of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, and do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planning website .

Newark to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, MD Ranch, Goldfield Ghost Town, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Balloon Rides

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mission San Xavier del Bac and A Mountain (Sentinel Peak). Get a sense of the local culture at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Tumacacori National Historical Park. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, take in the views from Rattlesnake Bridge, and take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Tucson at 77°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then make a trip to Bird Cage Theatre, and finally get outside with Sister Paranormal Investigators.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tombstone road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Tucson in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Watson Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Prescott National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Agua Fria National Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prescott road trip site .

You can drive from Tombstone to Prescott in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tombstone in April, things will get little chillier in Prescott: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agua Fria National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Prescott National Forest ©
Prescott National Forest
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Agua Fria National Monument ©
Agua Fria National Monument

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Walnut Canyon National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Tuzigoot National Monument). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and look for gifts at The Hike House.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in April, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Winslow.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Flagstaff, Montezuma Castle National Monument, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

1
night
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Old Trails Museum, then stroll through Standin' on the Corner Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Winslow online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Sedona to Winslow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sedona in April since evenings lows in Winslow dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Old Trails Museum ©
Old Trails Museum
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

10
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toroweap Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Moran Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool .

You can drive from Winslow to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Winslow in April; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 62°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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 in touch with nature at Horseshoe Bend and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Page to go to Big Water and see Coyote Buttes, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and tee off at Lake Powell National Golf Course.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Page sightseeing site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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