8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning site .

Atlanta to Sedona is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from Phoenix with a short trip to Taliesin West in Scottsdale, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Phoenix, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in June, with highs in Phoenix at 107°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

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