7 days in Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Prescott
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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— 2 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Smoki Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Whipple Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prescott itinerary website.

Philadelphia to Prescott is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Prescott due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in October: highs in Prescott hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 18th (Thu), get great views at Yaki Point, then get great views at Navajo Point, and then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour site.

Drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Prescott in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums


— 2 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 20th (Sat), look for gifts at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders, do a tasting at Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room, then contemplate the long history of Sliding Jail, then join in the after-dark buzz at Passion Cellars, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cottonwood visit planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Cottonwood by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Cottonwood to be much hotter, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Cottonwood

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.