8 days in Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona itinerary planner

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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Sedona (Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Bell Rock, &more). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff road trip planning app.

Jackson to Flagstaff is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Flagstaff. Traveling from Jackson in March, expect nights in Flagstaff to be colder, around 25°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and get great views at Hopi Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In March in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach 82°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses