12 days in Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Page tour planning site .

Philadelphia to Page is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Page due to the time zone difference. October in Page sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hopi House and South Kaibab Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Powell Point, & more). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Williams holiday planning app .

You can drive from Page to Williams in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Page in October; daily highs in Williams reach 66°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Flagstaff

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lowell Observatory as well as Wupatki National Monument. On the 13th (Sun), get impressive views of Wupatki National Monument and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, Head underground at Lava River Cave, see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff travel planner .

You can drive from Williams to Flagstaff in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pink Jeep Tours Sedona. On the 15th (Tue), see Pink Jeep Tours Sedona, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

You can take a bus from Flagstaff to Sedona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Pink Jeep Tours Sedona ©
Pink Jeep Tours Sedona
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Honshin Fine Art ©
Honshin Fine Art

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.
On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, steep yourself in history at Allen Street, learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, and finally stop by Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tombstone trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tombstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner .

Drive from Tombstone to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Tombstone - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Aridus Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

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