8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page online road trip planner .

Columbus to Page is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in March; daily highs in Page reach 65°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 57°F and lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
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 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then experience rural life at Shamrock Farms. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale takes 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, things will get much warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Phoenix, Shamrock Farms
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Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix

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