9 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Cincinnati

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Williams to see Bearizona Wildlife Park about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip planning app .

Cincinnati to Sedona is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 77°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
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 22nd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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