11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
2
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
4
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then savor the flavors at Lucidi Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary builder app.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Scottsdale

— 1 night
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, examine the collection at Arizona Museum of Natural History, then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and finally admire the architecture and history at Feed My Starving Children.

Before you visit Scottsdale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Scottsdale is just a stone's throw from Phoenix. September in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in September, expect Sedona to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff online route planner.

Getting from Sedona to Flagstaff by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning site.

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Page online journey builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Page hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Arizona travel guide

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The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.