8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + train + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 day
+2
bus + train + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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day
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 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale tour builder .

Sydney, Australia to Scottsdale is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Scottsdale to be colder, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
McDowell Sonoran Preserve ©
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

1
night
Page

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Page in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, you will find days in Page are colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hermit's Rest. On the 15th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in December since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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