9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona journey builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Phoenix. In December, daytime highs in Phoenix are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Village Gallery of Local Artists, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning tool .

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Spas

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Hopi House and Hermit's Rest. Get out of town with these interesting Williams side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Pipe Creek Vista, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Williams trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Williams reach 45°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House), take in the views from Navajo Bridge, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

Before you visit Page, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Williams to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williams in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Navajo Bridge, Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House)
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

Similar Plans

12 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Arizona & Lake Powell BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Arizona & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans