5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Scottsdale
— 1 day
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale

— 1 day
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale travel route builder site.

Newark to Scottsdale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Scottsdale is warmer than Newark - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online tour planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in January, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

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 7th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tucson online vacation planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 65°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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.