5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly

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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then stroll through Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip site.

Miami to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Phoenix. In January, Phoenix is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in January: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 37°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Parks

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.