9 days in Arizona, Central Florida & Texas Itinerary

9 days in Arizona, Central Florida & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 1 night



— 1 day

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planner.

San Francisco to Page is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from San Francisco to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Grandview Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature


— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 15th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Orlando to be much warmer, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the history at Mission San Juan, have fun at Brackenridge Park, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio route planning site.

Fly from Orlando to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to San Antonio. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

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.

Central Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Water Parks
Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.