8 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Walnut Canyon National Monument. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday maker tool .

San Francisco to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sedona, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rim Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yavapai Geology Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and listen to music at Hopi House.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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