9 days in Arizona & Boulder City Itinerary

9 days in Arizona & Boulder City Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Payson
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
Bus to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Taxi to Boulder City
Boulder City
— 3 nights



Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. On the 12th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Fossil Creek Wilderness.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Payson trip maker website.

Omaha to Payson is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Omaha in March, with highs in Payson at 64°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Payson

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip


— 2 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Van Gogh's Ear Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, 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.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prescott day trip tool.

You can drive from Payson to Prescott in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Payson in March since evenings lows in Prescott dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then take in the exciting artwork 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 reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in March, Sedona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
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Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in March, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 23°F at night. You will leave for Boulder City on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Boulder City

Home of Hoover Dam

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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum and then examine the collection at Nevada State Railroad Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Boulder City: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Boulder City

Museums · Shopping


— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 17th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Main Street Arts District, then shop like a local with Superstition Ranch Market, then shop like a local with Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, and finally trot along with Corral West Horse Adventures. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Mountain Regional Park and then identify plant and animal life at Spur Cross Ranch.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix online route planner.

You can fly from Boulder City to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boulder City in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach 82°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.