18 days in Tamarindo & Arizona Itinerary

18 days in Tamarindo & Arizona Itinerary

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tucson, United States
— 4 nights
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Prescott, United States
— 2 nights
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Sedona, United States
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Page, United States
— 3 nights

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Monkey Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and finally stop by Buena Nena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo trip builder tool.

Newark, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Tamarindo. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Tamarindo at 82°F and lows at 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Must see
Playa Avellana
4.5
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.1

4
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Tucson, United States

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.
Get outdoors at Saguaro National Park and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Appreciate the collections at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park, browse the exhibits of Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and catch a movie at Fox Theater.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Tamarindo to Tucson with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tamarindo to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tamarindo in December: highs in Tucson hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Prescott, United States

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bucky O'Neill Monument, explore the landscape on two wheels at Granite Basin Recreation Area, ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, then view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Granite Mountain Trail 261 and then explore the fascinating landscape at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prescott trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tucson to Prescott in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in December: high temperatures in Prescott hover around 54°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Whiskey Row
4.1

3
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Sedona, United States

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jerome State Historic Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fort Verde State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Northern Arizona (in Flagstaff), Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum) and Jerome (Firefly Gallery Jerome & Douglas Mansion). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

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Getting from Prescott to Sedona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Historic Site
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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Page, United States

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.
Get outdoors at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Powell Museum. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Page tour builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.0

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