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

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

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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive

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Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, then explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then steep yourself in history at Goldfield Ghost Town.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Scottsdale. August in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 105°F and lows of 83°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon and then admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Sedona is a bit cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of 89°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip builder app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Sedona at 89°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip