9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then contemplate the long history of A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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Boston to Tucson is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in December, expect nights in Tucson to be somewhat warmer, around 41°F, while days are much hotter, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) ©
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sedona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bright Angel History Room and Kolb Studio. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Page holiday maker app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 30°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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