8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Holy Cross and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Sedona Star Gazing. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip website .

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Sedona hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musical Instrument Museum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Desert Botanical Garden and Heard Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co, and do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In May, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Goldfield Ghost Town, Arizona Distilling Co, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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