8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
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Page — 1 day

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 27th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Page holiday planner.

Houston to Page is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Houston to Page, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Page, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then explore the galleries of Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.