8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Austin

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planning tool .

Austin to Sedona is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Sedona is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 77°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maverick Helicopters, Grandview Point, East Rim Drive, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Fri), hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kolb Studio, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Maverick Helicopters.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are much colder (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Maverick Helicopters
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and then contemplate the long history of V-Bar-V Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff vacation builder app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In October in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 91°F and lows are around 67°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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