7 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona travel route planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Regina


Scottsdale — 1 night

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 8th (Sat), indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co., and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Raven Golf Club Phoenix and then stop by Old Town Scottsdale.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale travel planner.

Regina, Canada to Scottsdale is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Regina to Scottsdale. In April, Scottsdale is much hotter than Regina - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Tucson.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Tucson — 2 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.
On the 10th (Mon), play a few rounds at Dell Urich Golf Course, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Reisen Arizona Day Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and then indulge your senses at Arizona Winery Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in April, expect Tucson to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in a show at Hopi House, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in April: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cottonwood.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Cottonwood — 1 night

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 14th (Fri), take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood and then explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cottonwood trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Cottonwood. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Cottonwood are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (10°C). On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums
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.