8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
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Page

Center of Canyon Country

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 26th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Page sightseeing planning site.

San Francisco to Page is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from San Francisco to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Page hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi House. On the 29th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Oak Creek Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sedona visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale route website.

Drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.