9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 23rd (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, stroll through Tom's Thumb Trailhead, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Toronto, Canada to Scottsdale is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 27°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tom's Thumb Trailhead ©
Tom's Thumb Trailhead
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 25th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, shop like a local with Newman Gallery, take a stroll through Whiskey Row, then ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prescott visit app .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Scottsdale in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Prescott, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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.
Navajo National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument, then enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, get great views at Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Prescott in February, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 11°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medicine Wheel Lodge Spiritual Day Lodge & Wolf Sanctuary as well as Palatki Ruins. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins, contemplate the long history of Medicine Wheel Lodge Spiritual Day Lodge & Wolf Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and finally trek along Broken Arrow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and then explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sedona road trip site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome State Historic Park, Medicine Wheel Lodge Spiritual Day Lodge & Wolf Sanctuary, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins

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