59 days in Arizona Itinerary

59 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona route planner

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Page
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
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Hualapai Reservation
— 2 nights
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Williams
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 7 nights
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Prescott
— 6 nights
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Scottsdale
— 8 nights
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
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Tucson
— 8 nights
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Page

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Antelope Canyon will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop (in Jacob Lake), The Red Pueblo Museum (in Fredonia) and Marble Canyon (Cathedral Wash Trail, Northern Arizona Guide Service, &more). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Page trip maker website.

Dallas to Page is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Page is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Page to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 12 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon Village and South Kaibab Trail. On the 24th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hualapai Reservation.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Hualapai Reservation

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Canyon Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hackberry General Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, and then get interesting insight from Grand Canyon Caverns Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hualapai Reservation day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Hualapai Reservation takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Hualapai Reservation reach 57°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Hualapai Reservation

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Williams

— 6 nights
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Bring the kids along to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Elephant Rocks at Williams. Get out of town with these interesting Williams side-trips: Kingman (Mohave Museum of History and Arts & Historic Route 66 Museum). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Big Toy Playground, stop by The Gallery in Williams, explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon, and get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Williams online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hualapai Reservation to Williams in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hualapai Reservation in December; daily highs in Williams reach 47°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 7 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Cathedral Rock will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Camp Verde (Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Montezuma Castle National Monument, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Prescott

— 6 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Family-friendly places like Downtown Historic Area and Sharlot Hall Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Prescott: Wickenburg (Arizona Horse Company, Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, &more) and Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial (in Yarnell). There's much more to do: stroll around Fain Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, explore the world behind art at Phippen Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kalusa Miniature Airplane Collection.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Prescott vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sedona to Prescott by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in January, Prescott is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 8 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Family-friendly places like Shamrock Farms and Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maricopa) and Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale road trip app.

Getting from Prescott to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prescott in January; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Double R Ranch and Kartchner Caverns State Park. Explore Tombstone's surroundings by going to Coronado Peak Trail (in Hereford) and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve (in Patagonia). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and stop by Johnny One Dog's Tombstone Sarsaparilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tombstone road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Tombstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in January; daily highs in Tombstone reach 60°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tucson

— 8 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.
Kids will enjoy Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Pima Air and Space Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon), C.O.D. Ranch (in Oracle) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and meet the residents at Reid Park Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson online itinerary planner.

Drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Tucson, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.