6 days in Scottsdale, Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

6 days in Scottsdale, Phoenix & Sedona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona holiday planner

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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night

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Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Organ Stop Pizza. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, ponder the design of Fountain Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canyon Lake.

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Sedona to Scottsdale is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Scottsdale at 99°F and lows at 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Superstition Mountain Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Westgate Entertainment District and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock.

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Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. In September, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Doe Mountain Trail, trek along Fay Canyon Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, explore the striking landscape of Montezuma Well, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, Sedona is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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