40 days in Arizona Itinerary

40 days in Arizona Itinerary

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40 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  26​h
1
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Scottsdale
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Pima Air & Space Museum. Visiting Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (in Arivaca) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Xavier del Bac, immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Tumamoc Hill, and snap pictures at Rattlesnake Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tucson online tour itinerary builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tucson is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Tucson. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

7
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Holy Cross and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Do your shopping at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village and The Hike House. Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Chateau Tumbleweed & Arizona Copper Art Museum), Prescott (Whiskey Row & Bucky O'Neill Monument) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, trek along Airport Mesa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and tee off at Canyon Mesa Country Club.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sedona sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Tucson, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Prescott, Clarkdale, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
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 29th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, Head underground at Lava River Cave, and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williams journey planner .

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Williams is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

12
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.
Visit Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel History Room and Kolb Studio. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grand Canyon National Park, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Williams in November, with lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Marble Canyon (Cathedral Wash Trail & Northern Arizona Guide Service). Spend the 15th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tee off at Lake Powell National Golf Course.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Page day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Page. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

6
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Take a break from the city and head to Desert Botanical Garden and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Musical Instrument Museum and Old Town Scottsdale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Three Mile Wash (in Roosevelt), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (in Fort McDowell). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, tee off at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain, explore and take pictures at Chase Field, and wander the streets of Mill Avenue District.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Scottsdale trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Page in December, plan for much warmer days in Scottsdale, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phoenix, Mill Avenue District, Three Mile Wash, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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