8 days in Arizona & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Arizona & San Antonio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Sedona
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Sedona

— 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary site.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Sedona hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 31st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 3rd (Wed), see Off-Road Tours and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

Before you visit Phoenix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, then browse the exhibits of Institute of Texan Cultures, and finally stroll around Hemisfair Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.