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: Lake Elsinore
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Lake Elsinore

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Chapel of the Holy Cross has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Slide Rock State Park and Flagstaff Extreme make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument, Lowell Observatory, & more), Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde) and Winslow (Meteor Crater Natural Landmark & First Street Pathway Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Airport Mesa, and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner .

Lake Elsinore to Sedona is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lake Elsinore to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Sedona are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Winslow, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Dave Tours Grand Canyon. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Canyon Dave Tours Grand Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route maker app .

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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