8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
1
Flagstaff
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h
End: Anchorage

1
day
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff day trip planning tool .

Anchorage to Flagstaff is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Anchorage to Flagstaff. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are a bit cooler (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phoenix driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Phoenix at 107°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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