9 days in Arizona & Boulder City Itinerary

9 days in Arizona & Boulder City Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona & Boulder City Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Payson
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Boulder City
— Few hours
Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Omaha

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Payson

Payson
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Tonto Natural Bridge State Park to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lees Ferry Historic District and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coronado National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rim Country Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fossil Creek Wilderness.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Payson trip app .

Getting from Phoenix to Payson by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get little chillier in Payson: highs are around 64°F and lows about 40°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Payson

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fossil Creek Wilderness
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Fossil Creek Wilderness
Fossil Creek Wilderness

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, do a tasting at Superstition Meadery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Newman Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, then steep yourself in history at Fort Whipple Museum, then do a tasting at Granite Creek Vineyards, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Granite Mountain Brewing.

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

Drive from Payson to Prescott in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Prescott when traveling from Payson in March, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Granite Creek Vineyards
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Granite Creek Vineyards ©
Granite Creek Vineyards
Newman Gallery ©
Newman Gallery
Van Gogh's Ear Gallery ©
Van Gogh's Ear Gallery

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, view the masterpieces at Son Silver West Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in March, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Museums
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Soldier Pass ©
Soldier Pass
Son Silver West Gallery ©
Son Silver West Gallery

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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.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. You will leave for Boulder City on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nevada State Railroad Museum, then kick back and relax at Willow Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverfront and then hike along Christmas Tree Pass.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Boulder City are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are much warmer (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Museums Shopping
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Tom Devlin's Monster Museum ©
Tom Devlin's Monster Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum ©
Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with Main Street Arts District, then browse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Corral West Horse Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at McDowell Mountain Regional Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Spur Cross Ranch.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Phoenix travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Boulder City to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boulder City to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boulder City in March, with highs in Phoenix at 82°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Superstition Ranch Market, Spur Cross Ranch, Main Street Arts District, Corral West Horse Adventures
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McDowell Mountain Regional Park ©
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch
Corral West Horse Adventures ©
Corral West Horse Adventures

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