9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Train + Bus:  9 h
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: New York City

1
night
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 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsdale itinerary planner.

New York City to Scottsdale is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Scottsdale. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 82°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars ©
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stop by Cocopah, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sedona online route maker .

Drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Sedona is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
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 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are colder with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), choose your vessel at Surf Lake Powell, admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 48°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Page

Transportation Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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