13 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Mesa
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix esa Gateway, Fly to Edmonton


Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Chapel of the Holy Cross and Montezuma Castle National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Medicine Wheel Lodge Wolf Sanctuary (in Rimrock) and Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unity of Sedona, and pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Sedona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Sedona is warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Visit Bright Angel Point and Hermit's Rest for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mohave Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mesa.
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Mesa — 3 nights

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Popular historic sites such as Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mesa side-trips: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior), Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction) and Musical Instrument Museum (in Phoenix). The adventure continues: get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, take in the history at Feed My Starving Children, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Superstition Ranch Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mesa: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.
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Tucson — 3 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Get some historical perspective at Mission San Xavier del Bac and Postal History Foundation. The adventure continues: gain interesting insight with Reisen Arizona Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pedro Chapel, steep yourself in history at Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson driving holiday site.

You can drive from Mesa to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tucson when traveling from Mesa in November, with lows around 11°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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.