60 days in New York City & Arizona Itinerary

60 days in New York City & Arizona Itinerary

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60 days in New York City & Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 14 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tucson
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tubac
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 8 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

14
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

8
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Skyline Regional Park (in Buckeye), Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Taliesin West, & more) and Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix, and find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Phoenix takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Phoenix. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Superstition Mountains, McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Superstition Mountains ©
Superstition Mountains

9
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, enjoy some diversion at Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, get great views at Gates Pass, and take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tucson itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tucson when traveling from Phoenix in January, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tubac.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Kartchner Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

5
nights
Tubac

Tubac
Tubac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Tubac side-trips: Brown's Canyon Ranch (in Sierra Vista), Patagonia (Patagonia Lake State Park & Parker Canyon Lake) and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (in Arivaca). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Tumacacori National Historical Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, view the masterpieces at Tubac Center of the Arts, explore and take pictures at Queen Mine Tour, and play a few rounds at Tubac Golf Resort.

Before you visit Tubac, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tubac takes an hour. Traveling from Tucson in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tubac, with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tubac

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bisbee, Parker Canyon Lake, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Brown's Canyon Ranch, Patagonia Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park ©
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour

13
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Point Sublime, enjoy breathtaking views from Little Colorado River Gorge, and take some stellar pictures from The Abyss.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tubac to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tubac in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 18°F, while days are colder, around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

8
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rimrock (V-Bar-V Heritage Site & Montezuma Well), Camp Verde (Montezuma Castle National Monument & Out of Africa Wildlife Park) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, play a few rounds at Canyon Mesa Country Club, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 41°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Camp Verde, Rimrock, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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