9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona holiday planner
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale — 2 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler) and Off-Road Tours (in Phoenix). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Scottsdale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Scottsdale. In December, Scottsdale is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Page.
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Side Trips

Page — 1 night

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 28th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Page journey planning app.

You can fly from Scottsdale to Page in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, you will find days in Page are cooler (47°F), and nights are a bit cooler (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 31st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Page in December, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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