8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marble Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then look for gifts at Aligning Light Center. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Sedona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
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)

3
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 (Lipan Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Williams visit planner .

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Williams at 74°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Marble Canyon.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marble Canyon: Page (Antelope Canyon, Gunfighter Canyon, & more) and Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim Visitor Center, Cape Royal, & more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marble Canyon sightseeing planner.

Drive from Williams to Marble Canyon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in September, things will get a bit warmer in Marble Canyon: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Page
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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