8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona visit planner
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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Steamboat Deer Standing - Road Stop, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Fly to Hamilton


Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Get outdoors at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning tool.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Sedona is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Sedona when traveling from Hamilton in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Chinle.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Chinle — 1 night

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Canyon de Chelly Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinle itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sedona to Chinle in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in September, with highs in Chinle at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 16th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then trek along Rim Trail.

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Getting from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Williams.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Williams — 1 night

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.
To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Williams online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Arizona travel guide

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.