38 days in Arizona Itinerary

38 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona vacation planner

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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 6 nights
Taxi to Steamboat Deer Standing - Road Stop, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas, Bus to Kingman
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Kingman
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cottonwood
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa
— 4 nights
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Page

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. Escape the urban bustle at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, and get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Page is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Stockholm, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Chinle

— 6 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Bluff Fort Historic Site and Hubbell Trading Post are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Wildcat Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Chinle side-trips: Goosenecks State Park (in Blanding) and Bluff (Pioneer Cemetery & Cow Canyon Trading Post). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, delve into the distant past at Sliding Rock Ruin, tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Chinle trip site.

Traveling by car from Page to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in June, expect nights in Chinle to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Popular historic sites such as Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi Point. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Getting from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chinle in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kingman

— 4 nights
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Hackberry General Store and Chloride, Arizona. Get outdoors at Sitgreaves Pass and Keepers of the Wild Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Oatman (Oatman Gift Shack & Oatman Ghost Town) and Laughlin (Christmas Tree Pass & Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kingman trip maker website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman by combination of shuttle and bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Kingman to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 4 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Northern Arizona University. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Williams Depot. Step out of Flagstaff with an excursion to Thunder Eagle Native Art in Williams--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Coconino National Forest, see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, Head underground at Lava River Cave, and get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff route builder.

Traveling by car from Kingman to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kingman in June, you will find days in Flagstaff are little chillier (32°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Red Rock State Park and Snoopy Rock will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Broken Arrow Trail and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Cottonwood

— 4 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Get outdoors at Jerome State Historic Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Get some cultural insight at Tuzigoot National Monument and Page Springs Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cottonwood: Prescott (Yavapai County Courthouse Square, Sharlot Hall Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and do a tasting at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cottonwood attractions planner.

Cottonwood is just a short distance from Sedona. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 2nd (Thu), explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, then explore the striking landscape at Hole in the Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak and then explore the world behind art at Phoenix Art Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Cottonwood to Phoenix in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cottonwood in July, with highs in Phoenix at 48°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mesa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Mesa

— 4 nights
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Get outdoors at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Get some cultural insight at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Superstition Mountain Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mesa: McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale) and Canyon Lake (in Tortilla Flat). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Apache Trail Scenic Drive, take an in-depth tour of Chandler Museum, and explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center.

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Mesa is just a stone's throw from Phoenix. In July in Mesa, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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.