9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Doe Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary site .

Detroit to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in August: highs in Sedona hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Montezuma Well
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 20th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Northern Arizona University, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery, then have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff route planner.

Getting from Sedona to Flagstaff by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, Flagstaff is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 77°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in a show at Hopi House, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
nights
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 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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