60 days in Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Willcox
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Willcox
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 10 nights
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Payson
— 3 nights
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Holbrook
— 1 night
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Chinle
— 3 nights
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Page
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
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Flagstaff
— 6 nights
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Clarkdale
— 4 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Willcox

— 3 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiricahua National Monument and Willcox Playa Wildlife Area. Take a break from the city and head to Cochise Stronghold and Heart of Rocks. Step out of Willcox to go to Safford and see Frye Mesa Reservoir, which is approximately 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Willcox trip planner.

Seattle to Willcox is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Seattle to Willcox, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Willcox to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are much warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tucson

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Colossal Cave Mountain Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saguaro National Park and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Benson (Kartchner Caverns State Park & Quarles Art Gallery), Sierra Vista (Sierra Vista Farmers Market & Miller Canyon) and Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold (in Tombstone). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and stroll around Tohono Chul.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tucson day trip tool.

Drive from Willcox to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Willcox in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Tucson. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 10 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Escape the urban bustle at Riverbound Sports and Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at KOLI Equestrian Center and Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, The Bajada Nature Trail, &more), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course (in Gold Canyon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll around South Mountain Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary app.

Drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in October since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Payson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Payson

— 3 nights
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and Mogollon Rim. Visiting Tonto National Monument and Horton Creek Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Payson: Horseback Riding Tours (in Cave Creek) and Phoenix Wilderness Adventures (in Young). It doesn't end there: stroll through Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery and admire all the interesting features of Kohls Ranch Stable.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Payson day trip site.

Drive from Phoenix to Payson in 1.5 hours. In October, Payson is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Holbrook

— 1 night
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co., then explore the striking landscape of Petrified Forest National Park, and then don't miss a visit to DoBell Mineral & Excavations @ The DoBell Ranch.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Holbrook trip builder.

Traveling by car from Payson to Holbrook takes 2 hours. Traveling from Payson in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Holbrook. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Holbrook

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Chinle

— 3 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Spider Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to White House Ruins Trail and South Rim Drive. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chinle tour site.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Chinle takes 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Holbrook in October: high temperatures in Chinle hover around 69°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Waterholes Canyon. Visiting Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Page: Navajo National Monument (in Shonto) and Pipe Spring National Monument (in Fredonia). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with Wilderness River Adventures, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Page holiday planner.

Getting from Chinle to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 12 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Off-Road Tours. On the 6th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, get great views at Mather Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 54°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 6 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Wupatki National Monument and Red Rock State Park. Take a break from the city and head to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Sedona (Broken Arrow Trail, Balloon Rides, &more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In November in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clarkdale.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Clarkdale

— 4 nights
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma Well and Douglas Mansion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Verde Canyon Railroad and Fort Verde State Historic Park. When in Clarkdale, make a side trip to see V-Bar-V Heritage Site in Rimrock, approximately Rimrock away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, stop by Pura Vida Gallery, and wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Clarkdale trip website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Clarkdale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, Clarkdale is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Clarkdale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Visiting Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Watson Lake and Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Palatki Ruins (in Sedona) and Wickenburg (Arizona Horse Company & Effus Ranch). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, hike along Granite Mountain Trail 261, and pause for some photo ops at Yavapai County Courthouse Square.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Prescott vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Clarkdale to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Prescott when traveling from Clarkdale in November, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

4.3
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses