6 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Seattle


Mesa — 1 night

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

Plan my day in Mesa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Seattle to Mesa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Mesa at 64°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sedona.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sedona travel website.

Getting from Mesa to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mesa in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take a memorable tour with Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, get great views at Hopi Point, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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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.