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

1
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): look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

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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 difference when traveling from Sydney to Scottsdale is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough 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 find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page day trip planner .

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

Things to do in Page

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 15th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in December since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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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day
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start 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.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

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

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