9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Bring the kids along to Shamrock Farms and Phoenix Zoo. Step out of Phoenix to go to Scottsdale and see Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Phoenix.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planning app .

San Francisco to Phoenix is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, KOLI Equestrian Center, Shamrock Farms
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yavapai Geology Museum and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Explore Williams' surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art.

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You can drive from Phoenix to Williams in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Williams is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 47°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip app .

Traveling by car from Williams to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williams in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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