6 days in Sedona, Phoenix & Scottsdale Itinerary

6 days in Sedona, Phoenix & Scottsdale Itinerary

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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 16th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Chicago to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Sedona. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 60°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phoenix.
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

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You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in February, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 3 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Get outdoors at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. When in Scottsdale, make a side trip to see Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction, approximately Apache Junction away. Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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