5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Tucson
— 1 night
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Scottsdale

— 1 night
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co..

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Seoul, South Korea to Scottsdale is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Seoul in December, things will get warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Tucson

— 1 night

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 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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You can drive from Sedona to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in Tucson hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.