6 days in Scottsdale, Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

6 days in Scottsdale, Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

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6 days in Scottsdale, Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

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

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 15th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Organ Stop Pizza. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, ponder the design of Fountain Park, and then explore the activities along Canyon Lake.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip maker tool .

Sedona to Scottsdale is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get a bit warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Lost Dutchman State Park, Fountain Park, Canyon Lake, Organ Stop Pizza
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Lost Dutchman State Park ©
Lost Dutchman State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

1
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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Superstition Mountain Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Westgate Entertainment District and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hole in the Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. October in Phoenix sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Apache Junction, Westgate Entertainment District
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Lost Dutchman State Park ©
Lost Dutchman State Park

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Doe Mountain Trail, trek along Fay Canyon Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Montezuma Well, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sedona online journey maker .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Sedona at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rimrock
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

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