7 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

7 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Bus
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix road trip planning website.

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Phoenix hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village and then look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping

Side Trip

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Devil's Bridge Trail make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, hike along Airport Mesa, pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip maker website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails