8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Tucson

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day
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 28th (Tue): shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tucson. In May in Tucson, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 29th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Scottsdale itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Tucson in May, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Page road trip planner .

You can fly from Scottsdale to Page in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in May, with highs in Page at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Williams online day trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Williams in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Williams is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona vacation planner .

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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