8 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandview Point and Kolb Studio. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hopi Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder tool.

Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Honolulu in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Montezuma Well and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Verde State Historic Park and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bear Mountain Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Doe Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then experience rural life at The Farm at South Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip