47 days in Arizona Itinerary

47 days in Arizona Itinerary

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47 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
1
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Holbrook
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kingman
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Tucson
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Scottsdale
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Watson Lake and Downtown Historic Area. Step out of Prescott to go to Seligman and see Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, explore the activities along Goldwater Lake, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prescott itinerary builder site .

Washington DC to Prescott is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Prescott, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Prescott dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum

9
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Broken Arrow Trail and Lava River Cave. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (in Payson), Williams Depot (in Williams) and Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde). And it doesn't end there: hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Williams Depot, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

3
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Mesa and Petrified Forest National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holbrook: Petrified Forest National Park (Crystal Forest Loop & Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument) and Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (in Show Low). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest and look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co..

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Holbrook trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Holbrook takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Holbrook, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area ©
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 1st (Tue), hike along White House Ruins Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then cruise along South Rim Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chinle online travel planner .

Getting from Holbrook to Chinle by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Holbrook in September, with highs in Chinle at 79°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to Navajo National Monument in Shonto (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, look for gifts at Big Lake Trading Post, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Page online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Chinle to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Powell Point. Change things up with a short trip to Dinosaur Tracks in Tuba City (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

2
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hackberry General Store, and finally see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cool Springs Station, take a memorable drive along Sitgreaves Pass, and then go for a walk through Oatman Gift Shack.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kingman tour builder website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 80°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Oatman, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiricahua National Monument and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. The adventure continues: delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, get engrossed in the history at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, and go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tombstone itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kingman to Tombstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kingman in October, Tombstone is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bisbee, Chiricahua National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Titan Missile Museum and Saguaro National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Biosphere 2 (in Oracle), Tubac Art and Gifts (in Tubac) and Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori). There's lots more to do: stroll around Tohono Chul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Tiradito Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Tucson Botanical Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in October: highs in Tucson hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sahuarita, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Biosphere 2, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tubac Art and Gifts
Highlights from your plan
Tohono Chul ©
Tohono Chul
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

6
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: Fountain Park (in Fountain Hills), Horseback Riding Tours (in Phoenix) and Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, pause for some photo ops at Barry Goldwater Park, get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Wonderland, and take an in-depth tour of Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Scottsdale route planner .

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tucson in October, Scottsdale is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Fountain Park, Barry Goldwater Park
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Pinnacle Peak Park ©
Pinnacle Peak Park

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