60 days in Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Arizona Itinerary

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60 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Payson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Prescott
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kingman
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tuba City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Page
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Chinle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Holbrook
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Tucson
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Detroit

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Payson

Payson
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Payson holiday maker site .

Detroit to Payson is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Payson. August in Payson sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Payson

Nature Wildlife Parks

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broken Arrow Trail and Arizona Snowbowl. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Fort Verde State Historic Park (in Camp Verde), Rimrock (Montezuma Well & V-Bar-V Heritage Site) and Flagstaff (Xcape Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon National Monument, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, and delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona planner .

You can drive from Payson to Sedona in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Rimrock, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

6
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: White Tanks Riding Stables (in Waddell), El Dorado Hot Springs (in Tonopah) and Wickenburg (Vulture Peak Trail & Hassayampa River Preserve). There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Lynx Lake Recreation Area, get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, and hike along Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prescott visit planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Prescott in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Prescott, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Prescott Valley, Wickenburg, Yarnell, El Dorado Hot Springs, Verrado Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Prescott National Forest ©
Prescott National Forest
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
El Dorado Hot Springs ©
El Dorado Hot Springs

5
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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Hackberry General Store and Willow Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Keepers of the Wild Nature Park (in Valentine), Skywalk (in Peach Springs) and Grand Canyon Western Ranch (in Meadview). There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, have fun at Pro Gun Club, identify plant and animal life at Alpacas of the Southwest, and take in the waterfront activity at Cattail Cove State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Prescott to Kingman in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kingman: highs are around 89°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, Chloride, Arizona, Willow Beach, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
Christmas Tree Pass ©
Christmas Tree Pass

3
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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lava River Cave and Red Mountain Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williams: Flagstaff (Mother Road Brewing Company, Humphrey's Peak Trail - San Francisco Peaks, & more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Williams road trip tool .

You can drive from Kingman to Williams in 2 hours. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect Williams to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Thorpe Park ©
Thorpe Park
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©

9
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and Mather Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Kaibab National Forest (in Jacob Lake), Supai (Navajo Falls & Mooney Falls) and Pipe Spring National Monument (in Fredonia). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Cape Final Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Tuba City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Supai, Hermit Trail, Pipe Spring National Monument, Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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Tuba City

Tuba City ©
Tuba City is an unincorporated town in Coconino County, Arizona, on Navajo lands, in the United States. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Tuba City Trading Post, examine the collection at Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, make a trip to Dinosaur Tracks, then take in breathtaking views at Coal Mine Canyon, then stop by Cameron Trading Post, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Colorado River Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tuba City online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tuba City takes 2 hours. In October in Tuba City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 31°F at night. You will leave for Page on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Tuba City

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Cameron
Highlights from your plan
Coal Mine Canyon ©
Coal Mine Canyon
Dinosaur Tracks ©
Dinosaur Tracks
Cameron Trading Post ©
Cameron Trading Post

6
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Canyon and Sunset Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Page: Kodachrome Basin State Park (in Cannonville), Kanab (Raven's Heart Gallery & Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Wall Street, Navajo Loop Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tuba City to Page in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tuba City in October: high temperatures in Page hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Kanab, Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like White House Ruins Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Chinle side-trips: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Window Rock), Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit (in Kayenta) and Monument Valley (Wildcat Trail, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, take in breathtaking views at North Rim Drive, explore the ancient world of Antelope House Ruin, and explore and take pictures at South Rim Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chinle trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chinle, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Teec Nos Pos, Shiprock Rock Formation, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

5
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrified Forest National Park and Blue Mesa. Change things up with these side-trips from Holbrook: Lyman Lake State Park (in Saint Johns), Springerville (Springerville Heritage Center, Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum, & more) and Petrified Forest National Park (Devil's Playground & Crystal Forest Loop). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop, hike along White Mountain Nature Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Holbrook trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Chinle to Holbrook takes 2 hours. In October, Holbrook is a bit warmer than Chinle - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, Pinetop-Lakeside, Springerville, Winslow, Show Low
Highlights from your plan
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest ©
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area, appreciate the history behind Chiricahua National Monument, examine the collection at Chiricahua Regional Museum, relax in the rural setting at Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Muleshoe Ranch, and finally do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Apple Annie's Country Store, indulge your taste buds at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Keeling Schaefer Vineyards, then do a tasting at Zarpara Vineyard, and finally see the interesting displays at Friends of Marty Robbins Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Willcox vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Willcox takes 5 hours. In October, Willcox is a bit warmer than Holbrook - with highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area ©
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kartchner Caverns State Park and Double R Ranch. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area (in McNeal), Hereford (The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve & Coronado National Memorial) and The Muheim Heritage House Museum (in Bisbee). There's much more to do: delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, contemplate the long history of Allen Street, and sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. October in Tombstone sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Benson, Bisbee, Hereford, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds
Highlights from your plan
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Coronado National Memorial ©
Coronado National Memorial

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Tucson

Tucson ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madera Canyon and Catalina State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Kitt Peak National Observatory (in Sells), Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail) and Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, identify plant and animal life at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, and admire the majestic nature at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tucson travel route planner.

Drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Tombstone in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Oro Valley Aquatic Center, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Will You Escape? ©
Will You Escape?
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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