8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix travel itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Tucson is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 77°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, and then don't miss a visit to Allen Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tombstone trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tucson in March, you will find days in Tombstone are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 5th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, take a stroll through Whiskey Row, view the masterpieces at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prescott route maker app .

You can drive from Tombstone to Prescott in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tombstone in March, with highs in Prescott at 66°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, then trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and then see the sky in a new way at Sedona Star Gazing.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Sedona online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prescott in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Sedona Stargazing ©
Sedona Stargazing

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Downtown and Railroad District, then examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, and then immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

1
night
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 8th (Fri): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

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You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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.
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Page visit planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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