9 days in Sedona & Scottsdale Itinerary

9 days in Sedona & Scottsdale Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona sightseeing planner

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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 5 nights
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Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona Stargazing has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), join in the after-dark buzz at Sedona Stargazing.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona online driving holiday planner.

Newark to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also 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. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Tours · Nightlife
Highlights from your trip

Scottsdale

— 5 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Phoenix) and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) (in Sedona). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, and explore the world behind art at Heard Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips