9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Phoenix Zoo and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then explore the world behind art at Heard Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip website .

Detroit to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Phoenix is much warmer than Detroit - with highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
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 1st (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Page holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get little chillier in Page: highs are around 65°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the 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 April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are much colder (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at The Hike House, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona route planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Spas
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas & Wellness
The Hike House ©
The Hike House

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Escape the urban bustle at Desert Botanical Garden and Balloon Rides. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Phoenix further: take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phoenix day trip planning app .

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in April, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

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