8 days in Phoenix, Sedona & Flagstaff Itinerary

8 days in Phoenix, Sedona & Flagstaff Itinerary

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Phoenix
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Sedona
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Flagstaff
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

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New Orleans to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 88°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 18th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and finally hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 72°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Flagstaff — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and then explore the ancient world of Wupatki National Monument. On your second day here, meet the residents at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

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Traveling by car from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in April, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are cooler (28°F). On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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