42 days in Arizona Itinerary

42 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona holiday planner
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Holbrook
— 3 nights
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Chinle
— 3 nights
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Page
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
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Williams
— 1 night
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Tucson
— 5 nights
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Sedona — 4 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Dallas to Sedona is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, Sedona is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Holbrook.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Holbrook — 3 nights

Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holbrook: Rock Art Canyon Ranch (in Winslow) and Petrified Forest National Park (Jasper Forest & Blue Mesa). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Navajo County Historical Museum and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petrified Forest National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Holbrook online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Holbrook takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sedona in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Holbrook, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Chinle.
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Chinle — 3 nights

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Chinle is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock, trek along White House Ruins Trail, explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Drive, and cruise along South Rim Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Holbrook to Chinle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Holbrook in July, things will get slightly colder in Chinle: highs are around 87°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.
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Page — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Marble Canyon (Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, Marble Canyon, &more) and Kaibab National Forest (in Jacob Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, get outside with Outdoor Activities, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Page travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, Page is a bit warmer than Chinle - with highs of 98°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 11 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 12th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Page in July, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Williams.
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Williams — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for gifts at Colors of the West and then meet the residents at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Williams trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. In July in Williams, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Prescott.
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Prescott — 5 nights

Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: Flagstaff (Fort Tuthill Military History Museum, Red Mountain Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, admire the natural beauty at Highlands Center for Natural History, pause for some photo ops at GMIHC Learning and Tribute Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prescott itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Williams to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Williams in July: high temperatures in Prescott hover around 90°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center (in Chandler) and Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Off-Road Tours). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Prescott in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 106°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tucson.
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Tucson — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Bird Cage Theatre (in Tombstone), Queen Mine Tour (in Bisbee) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Double R Ranch, take in nature's colorful creations at Bach's Greenhouse and Cactus Nursery, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and cool off at Oro Valley Aquatic Center.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tucson: highs are around 96°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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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