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

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

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

— 3 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours as well as McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, see a world frozen in time at Goldfield Ghost Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale day trip app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Scottsdale. November in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona visit planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in November; daily highs in Sedona reach 64°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 24th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mather Point. On your second day here, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, then hike along Rim Trail, and then get great views at Hopi Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature