8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h
1
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: New York City

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Scottsdale online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Scottsdale is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 31st (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in May, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To plan Williams vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Williams at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page day trip planner .

Getting from Williams to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Williams in June; daily highs in Page reach 96°F and lows reach 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours

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