42 days in Arizona Itinerary

42 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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Page
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chinle
— 4 nights
Taxi to Steamboat Deer Standing - Road Stop, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cottonwood
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mesa
— 4 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Page

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lone Rock Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Powell and The Chains. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Kanab (Nautilus Rock & Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Page road trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Page is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Page hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinle

— 4 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon de Chelly National Monument and White House Ruins Trail. Get outdoors at Spider Rock and North Rim Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chinle: Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff) and Wildcat Trail (in Monument Valley). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of South Rim Drive and take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chinle day trip planning tool.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Page, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Chinle, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandview Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chinle in June, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Kingman

— 4 nights
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Hackberry General Store and Historic Route 66 Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Sitgreaves Pass and Keepers of the Wild Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kingman side-trips: Oatman (Oatman Gift Shack & Oatman Ghost Town), Lake Havasu State Park (in Lake Havasu City) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride, Arizona, admire the masterpieces at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kingman online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 12 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kingman: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Painted Desert and Lava River Cave. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Museum of Northern Arizona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove, and putt your heart out at Xcape Flagstaff.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kingman to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kingman in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Oak Creek Vista Point and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Visiting Broken Arrow Trail and Fay Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, and stroll through Doe Mountain Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip builder tool.

Drive from Flagstaff to Sedona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Flagstaff in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Cottonwood

— 4 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuzigoot National Monument and Douglas Mansion. For shopping fun, head to Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery or Pawz on Main. Change things up with these side-trips from Cottonwood: V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Prescott (Downtown Historic Area & Sharlot Hall Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, take an in-depth tour of Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cottonwood route tool.

Cottonwood is just a stone's throw from Sedona. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore hidden gems such as Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to KOLI Equestrian Center and Camelback Mountain. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock, have fun and explore at Art Of Ice Cream Experience, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and stroll around South Mountain Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning site.

Getting from Cottonwood to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cottonwood in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Mesa

— 4 nights
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Appreciate the collections at Superstition Mountain Museum and Mesa Arts Center. Get some cultural insight at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Mesa side-trips: Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive and identify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa trip itinerary planning website.

Mesa is just a stone's throw from Phoenix. July in Mesa sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Tucson

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Mesa in July, things will get slightly colder in Tucson: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.