9 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Scottsdale Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Scottsdale Itinerary

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix itinerary builder site.

Philadelphia to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Phoenix. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 107°F by day to 81°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife
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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.
You've added Sedona ATV & Buggy Rental, Oak Creek Canyon, Petrified Forest National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Mohave Point will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powell Point and Maricopa Point. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Scottsdale

— 5 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Your day by day itinerary now includes Saguaro National Park as well as Taliesin West. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Kierland Golf Club. Explore hidden gems such as Lost Dog Wash Trail and Fountain Hills Lake Overlook Trail. Take a break from Scottsdale with a short trip to Peralta Canyon in Gold Canyon, about 52 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Scottsdale to be warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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