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: Sedona
1
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Sedona

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Meteor Crater and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Lowell Observatory). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sedona. May in Sedona sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in a show at Hopi House, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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