8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona road trip planning tool .

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
The Hike House ©
The Hike House
Psychic Readings by Nirup ©
Psychic Readings by Nirup

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 19th (Thu): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get great views at Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are colder with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Nightlife
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've now added Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Wild West Stunt Show to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Wild West Stunt Show and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then hunt for treasures at St Philip's Plaza Farmers' Market.

For maps and other tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect Tucson to be much warmer, temps between 82°F and 53°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Nature
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pistoleros Wild West Show ©
Pistoleros Wild West Show

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip maker tool .

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Tucson in April, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Desert Botanical Garden, Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Goldfield Ghost Town
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

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