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

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

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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Phoenix — 1 day

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 10th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix vacation website.

Miami to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in April, Phoenix is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Sedona.
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Sedona — 4 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Montezuma Castle National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Doe Mountain Trail and Jerome State Historic Park. Step out of Sedona to go to Clarkdale and see Hillside Letter C, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, stroll through Huckaby Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sedona holiday maker website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Sedona at 72°F and lows at 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 day

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

On the 15th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix and then steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 88°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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