8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 15 min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 9th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, make a trip to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then do a tasting at Winery 101, and finally do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona journey planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Sedona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in January, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Wineries Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite
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Spas
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Winery 101 ©
Winery 101

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi House will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Rim Trail, and delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey builder .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then tee off at Sewailo Golf Club, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tucson day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect Tucson to be warmer, temps between 21°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Golf
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Sewailo Golf Club ©
Sewailo Golf Club

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker app .

Getting from Tucson to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

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