8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 day
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
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Phoenix

— 1 day
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then examine the collection at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for much hotter days in Phoenix, with highs around 91°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 7th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, then see Off-Road Tours, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect Sedona to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 10th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
On the 12th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Chains.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Page online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.