36 days in Arizona Itinerary

36 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona vacation planner

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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Williams
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Page
— 5 nights
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Tombstone

— 3 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tombstone: Chiricahua National Monument (in Willcox), Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area (in McNeal) and Benson (Kartchner Caverns State Park, Forever Home Donkey Rescue, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at San Pedro House.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tombstone online driving holiday planner.

Washington DC to Tombstone is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Tombstone to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tucson

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and tee off at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tucson travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 6 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, &more), Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church (in Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, experience rural life at Shamrock Farms, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in March since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona road trip site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Williams

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williams: Prescott (Newman Gallery & Sharlot Hall Museum) and Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley). There's still lots to do: tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams, have fun at Big Toy Playground, stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, and take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Williams tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect Williams to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Eagle Point in Hualapai Reservation, about 2h 30 min away. On the 19th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in March, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keet Seel Navajo National Monument (in Shonto), The Red Pueblo Museum (in Fredonia) and Marble Canyon (Northern Arizona Guide Service & Marble Canyon). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Page day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. In March, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.