7 days in Sedona, Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

7 days in Sedona, Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

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7 days in Sedona, Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Houston

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sharlot Hall Museum and Jerome State Historic Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatki Ruins and Whiskey Row. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Downtown Historic Area (in Prescott). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sedona journey builder app .

Houston to Sedona is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in March, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Prescott, Cornville, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Jerome State Historic Park, Tuzigoot National Monument
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Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix vacation planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in March, with highs in Phoenix at 83°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then get great views at Gates Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, take in the exciting artwork at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, and then see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 78°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum ©
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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