9 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

9 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

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9 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Cathedral Rock. Head to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Rowe Fine Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and shop like a local with Sedona Arts Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder tool .

Cleveland to Sedona is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Sedona is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cleveland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Head to Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Civic Center Mallfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instrument Museum and Elan Wollitzer Gallery. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery in Chandler, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Desert Botanical Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and stop by Chandler Fashion Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In July, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 106°F and lows of 85°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Chandler
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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