5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Holbrook
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

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Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Holbrook travel route planner .

Houston to Holbrook is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston to Holbrook, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Holbrook when traveling from Houston in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tusayan.

Things to do in Holbrook

Shopping Nature Parks
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Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. ©
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tusayan tour planner.

Getting from Holbrook to Tusayan by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in September, expect Tusayan to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Tusayan

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, then ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally ride a horse along Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prescott online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tusayan to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Tusayan in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Prescott: highs are around 82°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park and then do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel route planner.

You can drive from Prescott to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Prescott in September, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
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Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood

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