9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip itinerary maker tool .

Washington DC to Scottsdale is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for much hotter days in Scottsdale, with highs around 82°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Montezuma Castle National Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in March: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 67°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum. Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are cooler (22°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, get great views at Horseshoe Bend, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 65°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

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

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