9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 20th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson road trip website .

Charlotte to Tucson is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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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 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in May; daily highs in Sedona reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hopi House and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 25th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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nights
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 27th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (55°F). On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

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

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