8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Flagstaff

— 1 night

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 4th (Sat): appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff online trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Flagstaff is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Page

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the engineering at The Chains, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Page vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 86°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): go all around town with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Page to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

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.