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

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

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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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
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at Heard Museum, and then stop by Old Town Scottsdale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then steep yourself in history at Goldfield Ghost Town.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Scottsdale. In December, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · 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 22nd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon and then immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off 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 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): meet the residents at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip