8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale tour itinerary builder tool .

Birmingham to Scottsdale is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Scottsdale is minus 1 hour. In September, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 7th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Honshin Fine Art, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sedona attractions planning app .

Drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in September, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Spas & Wellness

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hopi House and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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 11th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Page at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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