8 days in Petrified Forest National Park, Chinle & Sedona Itinerary

8 days in Petrified Forest National Park, Chinle & Sedona Itinerary

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8 days in Petrified Forest National Park, Chinle & Sedona Itinerary

Sedona
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sedona
— 3 nights
Sedona

2
days
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Jasper Forest Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop, and then make a trip to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, then take a peaceful walk through Black Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Puerco Pueblo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park online holiday planner

Sedona to Petrified Forest National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Puerco Pueblo ©
Puerco Pueblo

2
days
Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spider Rock as well as South Rim Drive. On the 26th (Sun), take a memorable drive along South Rim Drive and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle online tour itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

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Canyon del Muerto
Canyon del Muerto

4
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jerome State Historic Park and Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Coconino National Forest (in Flagstaff), Montezuma Well (in Rimrock) and Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars, stop by Trailhead Tea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail.

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Traveling by car from Chinle to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Chinle in November, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are much hotter (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Rimrock, Flagstaff, Jerome State Historic Park, Page Springs Cellars, Tuzigoot National Monument
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Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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