8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Portland
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Portland

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, then delve into the distant past at Tuzigoot National Monument, and then wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, then admire all the interesting features of V-Bar-V Heritage Site, and then delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Sedona is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Sedona. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 67°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins

2
nights
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 10th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

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You can drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Tusayan hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): ride a horse along Lynx Lake Recreation Area, take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, then take in the pleasant sights at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Tusayan to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tusayan in March; daily highs in Prescott reach 66°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): get curious at Biosphere 2, then brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tucson itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prescott in March: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 77°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Titan Missile Museum, Biosphere 2
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Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Biosphere 2 ©
Biosphere 2

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