11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Fly
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Tucson
— 1 night
Drive
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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Fly

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Tucson

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 1st (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Keep things going the next day: walk around Tohono Chul, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Madaras Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tucson journey builder website.

Seattle to Tucson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Tucson is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in December, you will find days in Tucson are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

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nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler), Off-Road Tours (in Phoenix) and Watson's Hat Shop (in Cave Creek). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and relax in the rural setting at Shamrock Farms.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tucson to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Sedona is a bit cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 9th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder app.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 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 colder (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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night
Page

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Horseshoe Bend, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Page holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.