9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Safford
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Safford

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day
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tucson. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, steep yourself in history at The Tombstone Epitaph, then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, then take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tombstone day trip site .

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tucson in March, expect nights in Tombstone to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tombstone to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tombstone in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bill Williams Mountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Williams trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In March in Williams, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Bill Williams Mountain ©
Bill Williams Mountain

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona vacation planning app .

Drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Williams in March, with highs in Sedona at 67°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in March, with highs in Phoenix at 82°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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