9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
1
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

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 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yavapai County Courthouse Square and then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Prescott trip planner .

Houston to Prescott is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Prescott: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon National Park and Powell Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hopi Point and Lookout Studio. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Prescott to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prescott in November: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Appreciate the collections at Honshin Fine Art and Sedona Star Gazing. Visiting V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Broken Arrow Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Sedona to go to Cottonwood and see Pillsbury Wine Company North, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are warmer (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Page Springs Cellars, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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