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

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

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

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then stop by Trailhead Tea, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Sedona. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Sedona reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Out of Africa Wildlife Park ©
Out of Africa Wildlife Park

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University, and then see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thorpe Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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