8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Page
— 1 night
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock State Park and Broken Arrow Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boynton Canyon Trail, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Rochester to Sedona is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Sedona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in October, with highs in Sedona at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Prescott

Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prescott trip builder website.

Drive from Sedona to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, Prescott is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi Point. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and get interesting insight from Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in October, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Page

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 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Page at 73°F and lows at 51°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.