5 days in Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

5 days in Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

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5 days in Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then view the masterpieces at Main Street Arts District.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip builder app .

San Francisco to Phoenix is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Phoenix hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Main Street Arts District
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sharlot Hall Museum and Museum of Northern Arizona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whiskey Row and Arizona Copper Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Newman Gallery (in Prescott), Riordan Mansion State Historic Park (in Flagstaff) and Jerome (Jerome State Historic Park & Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, take in the exciting artwork at Son Silver West Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona visit planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Prescott, Flagstaff, Jerome, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona Copper Art Museum
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Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

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