9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Williams
— 3 nights
2
Sedona
— 1 night
3
Scottsdale
— 1 night
4
Tucson
— 2 nights

3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon South Rim, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Addicted to Route 66.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Williams day trip planning website.

Appleton to Williams is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Appleton in September, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Williams. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, thentake an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sedona vacation site.

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Williams in September, with highs in Sedona at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 29th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Scottsdale trip site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 30th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, thenshop like a local with Philabaum Glass Gallery, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson road trip planning site.

Getting from Scottsdale to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, Tucson is a bit cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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