8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Tombstone
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 day
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix route website.

Norfolk to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Norfolk to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Norfolk in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tombstone.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Tombstone

— 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
You've now added Tombstone Walking Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre, and finally take in the local highlights with Tombstone Walking Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Tombstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Phoenix in January, expect Tombstone to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Tours

Tucson

— 1 day

Old Pueblo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town Artisans as well as Tucson Botanical Gardens. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Tucson Botanical Gardens and then look for gifts at Old Town Artisans.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Tucson sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Shopping

Petrified Forest National Park

— 1 night
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Blue Mesa, then trek along Crystal Forest Trail, and then make a trip to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument.

Start your trip to Petrified Forest National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Petrified Forest National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Tucson in January, things will get much colder in Petrified Forest National Park: highs are around 45°F and lows about 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get all the information you need at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. You will leave for Flagstaff on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff and then admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff travel tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Shopping · Museums

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at The Sedona Fudge Company, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas · Shopping

Phoenix

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.