8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prescott trip planner .

New York City to Prescott is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Prescott due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Prescott, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get great views at Hopi Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then hike along Rim Trail.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Prescott in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Jerome State Historic Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Sedona Star Gazing. The adventure continues: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, stop by Trailhead Tea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Jerome State Historic Park, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

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