7 days in Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Arizona Itinerary

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7 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Bismarck
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bismarck

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip planning app .

Bismarck to Flagstaff is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Flagstaff is minus 1 hour. In January, Flagstaff is a bit warmer than Bismarck - with highs of 44°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Smoki Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Smoki Museum, take a stroll through Whiskey Row, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, get a sense of history and politics at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, then take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prescott road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect Prescott to be a bit warmer, temps between 54°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Out of Africa Wildlife Park ©
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale journey maker site .

You can drive from Prescott to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in January, expect Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Etherton Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip app .

Getting from Scottsdale to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Scottsdale in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Tucson, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Etherton Gallery ©
Etherton Gallery

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