8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
Fly
4
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

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

Cincinnati to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Spas

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Hopi House. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point. On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and get great views at Lookout Studio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (45°F), and nights are cooler (15°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks

Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Page to Scottsdale by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Page in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side 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.