40 days in Arizona Itinerary

40 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona holiday builder

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Page
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Williams
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 6 nights
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Tucson
— 6 nights
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Tombstone
— 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 Page's surroundings by going to Keet Seel Navajo National Monument (in Shonto) and Marble Canyon (Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, Northern Arizona Guide Service, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Page journey planner.

Charlotte to Page is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Charlotte to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Page can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.
On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder tool.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in March; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 57°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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 30th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bearizona Wildlife Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Big Toy Playground, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, and then look for gifts at The Gallery in Williams.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Williams online vacation planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in March, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Get out of town with these interesting Prescott side-trips: Wickenburg (Effus Ranch, Arizona Horse Company, &more) and Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell). The adventure continues: get outside with The Highlands Center for Natural History, explore the activities along Lynx Lake Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, and hike along Glassford Summit Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Prescott trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Prescott takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Prescott when traveling from Sedona in April, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 6 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler), Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & McDowell Sonoran Preserve) and Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Prescott in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon), Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and stroll around Tohono Chul.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Tucson to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tombstone

— 4 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.
Explore Tombstone's surroundings by going to Chiricahua National Monument (in Willcox) and Benson (Forever Home Donkey Rescue, Double R Ranch, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Quarles Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tombstone trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Tucson in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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.