9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Nashville

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale online route planner .

Nashville to Scottsdale is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in April, with highs in Scottsdale at 88°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock Jeep Tours. On the 21st (Sun), see Red Rock Jeep Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Scottsdale to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

3
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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and get great views at Mather Point.

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

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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