9 days in Newark & Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Newark & Arizona Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 night
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Van Vleck House & Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Presby Iris Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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New York City to Newark is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Newark, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Newark

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona travel app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Newark to Sedona in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Hopi Point has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, get great views at Mather Point, and shop like a local with Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature


— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Powell, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Page trip planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.