9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona holiday planner

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Phoenix
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix holiday builder.

Anchorage to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour travel. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Phoenix is 2 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in April, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tombstone.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Tombstone

— 2 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historic Gleeson Jail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tombstone trip maker website.

Getting from Phoenix to Tombstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tombstone: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass and then trek along Brin's Mesa Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars, and finally stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yaki Point and Hermit Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Pima Point. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kolb Studio, hike along Hermit Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 26°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
On the 27th (Tue), have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and then awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 88°F and 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.