22 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

22 days in Arizona & Monument Valley Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 night
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
3
Tumacacori
— 1 night
4
Bisbee
— 1 night
5
Tombstone
— 1 night
6
Benson
— 1 night
7
Willcox
— 1 night
8
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
9
Window Rock
— 1 night
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
11
Kayenta
— Few hours
12
Page
— 2 nights
13
Fredonia
— 1 night
14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
15
Flagstaff
— 1 night
16
Sedona
— 2 nights

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phoenix tour app.

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Elan Wollitzer Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Off-Road Tours

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Tucson

Tucson ©
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 11th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum and then take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson day trip planning app.

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Tucson to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tumacacori.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Tumacacori

Tumacacori ©
Tumacacori is an unincorporated community in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States It abuts the community of Carmen, Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park and then explore the activities along Pena Blanca Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tumacacori day trip planning tool.

Drive from Tucson to Tumacacori in an hour. Traveling from Tucson in May, Tumacacori is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Tumacacori

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pena Blanca Lake
Highlights from your plan
Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Pena Blanca Lake ©
Pena Blanca Lake

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night
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bisbee online trip planner.

You can drive from Tumacacori to Bisbee in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bisbee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum ©
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
The Muheim Heritage House Museum ©
The Muheim Heritage House Museum

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night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, thensteep yourself in history at Allen Street, and then delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tombstone trip itinerary maker website.

Tombstone is just a stone's throw from Bisbee. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tombstone when traveling from Bisbee in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Benson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Allen Street ©
Allen Street
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

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Benson

Benson ©
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Quarles Art Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Gammons Gulch, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Forever Home Donkey Rescue, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Double R Ranch.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Benson trip itinerary maker tool.

Benson is just a short distance from Tombstone. In May, daily temperatures in Benson can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Willcox.

Things to do in Benson

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Gammons Gulch ©
Gammons Gulch
Quarles Art Gallery ©
Quarles Art Gallery

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night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Heart of Rocks, thendo a tasting at Bodega Pierce, thenpause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and finally do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Willcox trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Benson to Willcox in an hour. While traveling from Benson, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Willcox, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Bodega Pierce ©
Bodega Pierce
Flying Leap Vineyards ©
Flying Leap Vineyards

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 18th (Mon), hike along Blue Mesa, thendon't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Willcox to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Willcox in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Petrified Forest National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Window Rock.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

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night
Window Rock

Window Rock
Window Rock is a small city that serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory of a sovereign Native American nation in North America. On the 19th (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then take in the pleasant sights at Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Window Rock trip tool.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Window Rock takes 2 hours. May in Window Rock sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Window Rock

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park ©
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 20th (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planning website.

You can drive from Window Rock to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Window Rock in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kayenta.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

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Kayenta

Kayenta ©
Kayenta is a U.S. On the 21st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Church Rock and then make a trip to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kayenta trip planner.

Kayenta is just a short distance from Monument Valley. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Kayenta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Kayenta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Church Rock ©
Church Rock

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Page

Page ©
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 22nd (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Page day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kayenta to Page by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredonia.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Fredonia

Fredonia ©
Fredonia is a town in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Pipe Spring National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fredonia trip website.

Getting from Page to Fredonia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in May since evenings lows in Fredonia dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Pipe Spring National Monument ©
Pipe Spring National Monument

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Fredonia to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fredonia in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Flagstaff

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, thenenjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. May in Flagstaff sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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