9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Phoenix
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 20th (Sat), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app .

Newark to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Doe Mountain Trail and Bear Mountain Trail. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Montezuma Well in Rimrock--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

2
nights
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 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Canyon Lake and then cruise along Apache Trail Scenic Drive. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, experience rural life at Queen Creek Olive Mill, and then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sedona in April, things will get a bit warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Queen Creek Olive Mill, Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, Canyon Lake, Apache Trail Scenic Drive
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Apache Trail Scenic Drive ©
Apache Trail Scenic Drive
Canyon Lake ©
Canyon Lake
Queen Creek Olive Mill ©
Queen Creek Olive Mill

few
hours
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix planning site .

Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks

Side Trip

Camelback Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix ©
Camelback Ranch ©
Camelback Ranch

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