6 days in Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

6 days in Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

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6 days in Scottsdale & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. When in Scottsdale, make a side trip to see Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Superstition Mountains, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and stroll around Pinnacle Peak Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale travel itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Scottsdale is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Scottsdale is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: highs in Scottsdale hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Superstition Mountains, Musical Instrument Museum
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pinnacle Peak Park ©
Pinnacle Peak Park

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite.

Make your Sedona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In January, Sedona is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Clarkdale
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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