31 days in Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona tour planner
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Chinle
— 4 nights
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Tucson — 4 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.
Attractions like Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Double R Ranch (in Benson) and Picacho (Sunset Trail & Hunter Trail). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, stop by Madaras Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson attractions planning tool.

Atlanta to Tucson is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: highs in Tucson hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, sample the fine beverages at Arizona Distilling Co, find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Phoenix when traveling from Tucson in October, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, stop by Ivory Angelic, hike along Airport Mesa, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Page.
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Page — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lake Powell, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Chinle.
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Chinle — 4 nights

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Chinle is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, explore the ancient world of Antelope House Ruin, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto, and get insight into ancient worlds with Canyon de Chelly Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in October, Chinle is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).
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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.
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