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
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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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. On the 3rd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online sightseeing planner.

Miami to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Phoenix. Traveling from Miami in December, you will find days in Phoenix are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are colder (46°F). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerome State Historic Park and Village Gallery of Local Artists. Step off the beaten path and head to Doe Mountain Trail and Bear Mountain Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Hillside Letter C (in Clarkdale) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). And it doesn't end there: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, stroll through Little Horse Trail, and view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get great views at Yaki Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Montezuma Castle National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix and then steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In December, Phoenix is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip