56 days in Arizona Itinerary

56 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona journey planner

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Page
— 6 nights
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Flagstaff
— 6 nights
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Clarkdale
— 7 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
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Tucson
— 7 nights
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Phoenix
— 11 nights
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Page

— 6 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Do your shopping at Raven's Heart Gallery and Denny's Wigwam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Rainbow Bridge National Monument (in Lake Powell), Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) (in Kanab) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with Wilderness River Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, and take a peaceful walk through Kaibab National Forest.

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Seattle to Page is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Page is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinle

— 4 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Visiting Canyon de Chelly National Monument and South Rim Drive will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Hubbell Trading Post and White House Ruin. The adventure continues: hike along White House Ruins Trail, explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chinle trip planning site.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in September, things will get slightly colder in Chinle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, get great views at Powell Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Flagstaff

— 6 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Historic Downtown and Railroad District. Museum of Northern Arizona and Return to the 50s will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Winslow (Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum & Rock Art Canyon Ranch), Williams Depot (in Williams) and Oak Creek Canyon (in Sedona). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Tuthill Military Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clarkdale.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Clarkdale

— 7 nights
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Do your shopping at Raku Gallery and Firefly Gallery Jerome. Popular historic sites such as V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Tuzigoot National Monument are in your itinerary. Step out of Clarkdale with an excursion to Medicine Wheel Lodge Spiritual Day Lodge & Wolf Sanctuary in Rimrock--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, learn about winemaking at Cellar 433, and take in the exciting artwork at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Clarkdale day trip planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Clarkdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Clarkdale hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Clarkdale

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Whiskey Row and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. Escape the urban bustle at Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Prescott National Forest. Take a break from Prescott with a short trip to Granite Creek Vineyards in Chino Valley, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, take in the exciting artwork at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Smoki Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Newman Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prescott online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Clarkdale to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Clarkdale in September since evenings lows in Prescott dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Tombstone

— 4 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tombstone Walking Tours and Rose Tree Museum. You'll explore and learn at Gunfighter Hall of Fame and Tombstone's Historama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tombstone: Amerind Museum (in Dragoon), Coronado Vineyards (in Willcox) and Cochise Stronghold (in Pearce). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, learn about winemaking at Wilhelm Family Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tombstone holiday website.

You can drive from Prescott to Tombstone in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tombstone when traveling from Prescott in October, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Tucson

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tumacacori National Historical Park and Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at International Wildlife Museum and Pima Air and Space Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (in Marana), Arizona Zipline Adventures (in Oracle) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park, examine the collection at Franklin Auto Museum, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tucson online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Tombstone in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 11 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Mill Avenue District, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arizona Museum of Natural History and Phoenix Art Museum. Appreciate the collections at Mesa Arts Center and Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Tonto National Monument (in Roosevelt), Scottsdale (Tom's Thumb Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more) and Besh Ba Gowah (in Globe). And it doesn't end there: get a tailor-made plan with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the majestic nature at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Phoenix, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

4.3
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses