14 days in Arizona Itinerary

14 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 day
Fly
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Arizona Mills. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then walk around Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Phoenix. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Tucson

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Tue), get great views at Gates Pass and then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip maker.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tucson, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Sedona

— 4 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. For shopping fun, head to The Sedona Fudge Company or Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by The Hike House, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sedona day trip app.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. On the 26th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Page

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Page journey builder app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°F in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature
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Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Taliesin West, then stroll through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. On your second day here, stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Page to Scottsdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Page, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Scottsdale, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 46°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.