7 days in Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Arizona Itinerary

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7 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale attractions planning website .

Boston to Scottsdale is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in February, expect Scottsdale to be warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
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Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest and then trek along Rim Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in February: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 49°F and lows are around 18°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Old Tucson and then take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 70°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Old Tucson ©
Old Tucson

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