5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Rancho Cucamonga
Drive:  7​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Rancho Cucamonga

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Rancho Cucamonga to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rancho Cucamonga to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rancho Cucamonga in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Sedona hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas & Wellness
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale tour builder site .

Getting from Sedona to Scottsdale by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

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