8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Watson Lake, get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prescott trip planner.

Los Angeles to Prescott is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Prescott, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hopi Point and Hermit's Rest. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point and enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Prescott in January: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Broken Arrow Trail. Get some historical perspective at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, stroll through Boynton Canyon Trail, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park, and take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sedona online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 37°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottonwood, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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