43 days in Arizona Itinerary

43 days in Arizona Itinerary

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43 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h
1
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Window Rock
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Winslow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Williams
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kingman
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Tucson
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Phoenix
— 7 nights
End: Phoenix

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Navajo Bridge & Bright Angel Point) and Marble Canyon (in Marble Canyon). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Page itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Page is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Page to be a bit cooler, temps between 98°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Window Rock.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

4
nights
Window Rock

Window Rock ©
Window Rock is a small city that serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory of a sovereign Native American nation in North America. Navajo Reservation has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Window Rock side-trips: Chinle (Canyon de Chelly National Monument & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Chaco Culture National Historical Park (in Nageezi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take in the pleasant sights at Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park, get to know the resident critters at Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park, and see the interesting displays at Navajo Nation Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Window Rock trip builder .

Getting from Page to Window Rock by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Page in July, things will get slightly colder in Window Rock: highs are around 87°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Winslow.

Things to do in Window Rock

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinle, Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park ©
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park

2
nights
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 18th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Homolovi State Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, then browse the exhibits of Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, and finally stroll around First Street Pathway Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co., then get engrossed in the history at Navajo County Historical Museum, then admire the natural beauty at 9/11 Remembrance Garden, and finally stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Winslow tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Window Rock to Winslow in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Window Rock in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Winslow: highs are around 95°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Holbrook
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park
Homolovi State Park ©
Homolovi State Park

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Flagstaff (Lowell Observatory, Walnut Canyon National Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona travel planning app .

Getting from Winslow to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Winslow in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, shop like a local with Bedrock City, and learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Williams trip planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Williams is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kingman: Hackberry General Store (in Hackberry), Grand Canyon Skywalk (in Hualapai Reservation) and Lake Havasu City (Lake Havasu & London Bridge). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride, Arizona, take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town, and don't miss a visit to Cool Springs Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kingman attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Williams to Kingman takes 2 hours. Traveling from Williams in July, expect Kingman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Kingman

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oatman, Lake Havasu City, Hualapai Reservation, Chloride, Arizona, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu ©
Lake Havasu
Grand Canyon Skywalk ©
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

3
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
Step out of Tombstone with an excursion to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tombstone tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kingman to Tombstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Kingman in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Queen Mine Tour
Highlights from your plan
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

6
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.
Step out of Tucson to go to Oracle and see Biosphere 2, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, get in on the family fun at Old Tucson, admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, and take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in August: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 96°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Titan Missile Museum, Biosphere 2
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

7
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction) and Scottsdale (Taliesin West & McDowell Sonoran Preserve). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an in-depth tour of Heard Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 105°F and lows reach 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Barry Goldwater Park, Tanger Outlets Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

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