7 days in Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Arizona Itinerary

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7 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taliesin West as well as Desert Botanical Garden. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Scottsdale using our trip planner.

Newark to Scottsdale is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In September, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 23rd (Mon), trek along Fay Canyon Trail, hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sedona online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In September, Sedona is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

2
nights
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get advice or help at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Yaki Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

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

You can drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days in Tusayan, with highs around 75°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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