8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Tempe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Phoenix. January in Phoenix sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Tempe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Tempe

Tempe ©
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Mill Avenue District. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, then see Off-Road Tours, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tempe holiday app .

Tempe is very close to Phoenix. In January, daily temperatures in Tempe can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tempe

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Superstition Ranch Market
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 15th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Tempe to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tempe in January: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Airport Mesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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