9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cottonwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Albuquerque

1
night
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 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page online road trip planner .

Albuquerque to Page is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Page are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, hike along Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. On the next day, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Page in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prescott online travel planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Prescott at 68°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

2
nights
Cottonwood

Cottonwood ©
Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 2nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Out of Africa Wildlife Park and then trek along Broken Arrow Trail. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Tuzigoot National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cottonwood online tour planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Cottonwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cottonwood are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sedona, Tuzigoot National Monument, Out of Africa Wildlife Park
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Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Ramsey Canyon Preserve.

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You can drive from Cottonwood to Tombstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cottonwood in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Tombstone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

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