60 days in Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 8 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
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Page
— 6 nights
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Holbrook
— 5 nights
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Payson
— 4 nights
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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Tucson
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Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Phoenix Art Museum and Musical Instrument Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction) and White Tank Mountain Regional Park (in Waddell). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix journey planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Phoenix is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Phoenix, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Phoenix at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Step out of the city life by going to Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Williams Depot and Sharlot Hall Museum. Explore Prescott's surroundings by going to Flagstaff (Photography Tours, Kachina Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, explore the activities along Watson Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, and take an in-depth tour of Phippen Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Prescott holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Prescott takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Prescott hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 8 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Red Rock State Park and Boynton Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour builder.

Drive from Prescott to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 11 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. On the 21st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

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Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Kids will appreciate attractions like Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to Navajo National Monument in Shonto (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinle

— 4 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Canyon de Chelly Tours and Hubbell Trading Post. Step out of the city life by going to Canyon de Chelly National Monument and South Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: trek along White House Ruins Trail, see Off-Road Tours, take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto, and delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin.

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Traveling by car from Page to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Chinle, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holbrook

— 5 nights
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrified Forest National Park and Rainbow Forest. Take a break from the city and head to Blue Mesa and Rock Art Canyon Ranch. Explore Holbrook's surroundings by going to Petrified Forest National Park (Crystal Forest Trail, Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, &more) and Standin' on the Corner Park (in Winslow). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co..

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Holbrook online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Holbrook takes 2 hours. Traveling from Chinle in November, expect nights in Holbrook to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Payson.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Payson

— 4 nights
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Get in touch with nature at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive. Kids will enjoy Mogollon Rim and Horton Creek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Payson: Tonto National Monument (in Roosevelt), Horseback Riding Tours (in Cave Creek) and Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (in Show Low). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Besh Ba Gowah.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Payson online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Holbrook to Payson in 2 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Payson, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tombstone

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chiricahua National Monument and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Get some historical perspective at Boothilll Graveyard and Allen Street. Change things up with a short trip to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Hereford (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tombstone day trip website.

You can drive from Payson to Tombstone in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Payson in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tombstone, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Tucson

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tumacacori National Historical Park and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kitt Peak National Observatory and Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho) and Biosphere 2 (in Oracle). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park West, sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, and learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tucson vacation planner.

Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.