5 days in Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

5 days in Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

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5 days in Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix visit planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. April in Phoenix sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Wonderland, then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West and then examine the collection at ASU Museum Ceramics Center and Brickyard Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip maker tool.

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

ASU Museum Ceramics Center and Brickyard Gallery
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Butterfly Wonderland ©
Butterfly Wonderland
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West
Off-Road Tours

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then stop by Cocopah, and finally shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sedona using our trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in April; daily highs in Sedona reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Off-Road Tours

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