9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Page sightseeing planner .

Chicago to Page is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Page. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Page hover around 45°F and lows are around 29°F. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. Toroweap Point and Hermit's Rest will appeal to history buffs. On the 31st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and trek along Rim Trail.

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

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in January, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at The Hike House, then admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and finally stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
The Hike House ©
The Hike House
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): look for gifts at Cerreta Candy Company and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sedona in February, expect Scottsdale to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Cerreta Candy Co.
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Cerreta Candy Co. ©
Cerreta Candy Co.

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