9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona attractions planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): trek along Broken Arrow Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, get a taste of the local shopping with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning website.

Philadelphia to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: highs in Sedona hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Page — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are much warmer (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Scottsdale.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Scottsdale — 2 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 15th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip planning site.

Getting from Page to Scottsdale by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Page in April, expect Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.