9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

Charlotte to Page is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 96°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
On the 1st (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Williams holiday planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Williams are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Unity of Sedona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, contemplate the long history of Montezuma Castle National Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip app .

Getting from Williams to Sedona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Williams in July, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the history at Old Adobe Mission and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 106°F and lows are around 85°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Adobe Mission ©
Old Adobe Mission

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