36 days in Pittsburgh & Arizona Itinerary

36 days in Pittsburgh & Arizona Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 8 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 4 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh — 8 nights

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: The Great Cross of Christ (in Hopwood), Jager and Friends Dog Park (in Somerset) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). On the 29th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh tour builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Pittsburgh. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tucson.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tucson — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Double R Ranch (in Benson) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bach's Greenhouse and Cactus Nursery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Pittsburgh to Tucson takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Tucson. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in May; daily highs in Tucson reach 88°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries
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Phoenix — 4 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maricopa) and Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in June, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 107°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verde Valley Archaeology Center (in Camp Verde) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, trek along Airport Mesa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona road trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, Sedona is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 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 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Powell, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 96°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Chinle.
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Chinle — 4 nights

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Take a break from Chinle with a short trip to Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock, take in breathtaking views at North Rim Drive, cruise along South Rim Drive, and trek along White House Ruins Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chinle trip builder site.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Page in June, plan for little chillier days in Chinle, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 49°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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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