8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  19​h
End: Exeter

1
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 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac and then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tucson travel route builder tool .

Exeter, UK to Tucson is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Exeter to Tucson. In August, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Tucson - with highs of 48°C and lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
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.
You've now added Horseshoe Bend to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Page travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Sedona at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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