8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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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
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 22nd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona holiday planner.

Cincinnati to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough 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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi House. On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: stroll through Rim Trail and get great views at Grandview Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Page online tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time 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 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Page to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Page in December, you will find days in Scottsdale are much hotter (68°F), and nights are a bit warmer (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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.