5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Birmingham

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Son Silver West Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary app .

Birmingham to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in May, Sedona is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Son Silver West Gallery ©
Son Silver West Gallery
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tusayan road trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Tusayan, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, and then explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prescott attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Prescott takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tusayan in May: high temperatures in Prescott hover around 75°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

1
night
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.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prescott in May; daily highs in Tucson reach 88°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum

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