60 days in Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Willcox
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Willcox
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 10 nights
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Payson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Holbrook
— 1 night
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Chinle
— 3 nights
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Page
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
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Flagstaff
— 6 nights
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Clarkdale
— 4 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Willcox

— 3 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiricahua National Monument and Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard. Take a break from the city and head to Cochise Stronghold and Willcox Playa Wildlife Area. Step out of Willcox to go to Safford and see Frye Mesa Reservoir, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Rocks.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Willcox day trip planner.

Seattle to Willcox is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Seattle to Willcox, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Willcox hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tucson

— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Saguaro National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kartchner Caverns State Park and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail), Quarles Art Gallery (in Benson) and Sierra Vista (Sierra Vista Farmers Market & Miller Canyon). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, stop by Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, and admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tucson trip site.

You can drive from Willcox to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Willcox in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tucson, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 10 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Camelback Mountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at KOLI Equestrian Center and Lost Dutchman State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Scottsdale (The Bajada Nature Trail, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course (in Gold Canyon). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, go all around town with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and find your balance on the water with Riverbound Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in October since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Payson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Payson

— 3 nights
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and Mogollon Rim. Visiting Tonto National Monument and Horton Creek Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Payson: Phoenix Wilderness Adventures (in Young) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Cave Creek). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery and stroll through Kohls Ranch Stable.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Payson day trip site.

Drive from Phoenix to Payson in 1.5 hours. In October, Payson is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Holbrook

— 1 night
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co., then explore the striking landscape of Petrified Forest National Park, and then don't miss a visit to DoBell Mineral & Excavations @ The DoBell Ranch.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Holbrook trip builder.

Traveling by car from Payson to Holbrook takes 2 hours. Traveling from Payson in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Holbrook. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chinle.

Things to do in Holbrook

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Chinle

— 3 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Spider Rock. Get outdoors at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along White House Ruins Trail, and cruise along South Rim Drive.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chinle attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Chinle takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Holbrook in October; daily highs in Chinle reach 69°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Visiting Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Horseshoe Bend will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Page: Pipe Spring National Monument (in Fredonia) and Navajo National Monument (in Shonto). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with Wilderness River Adventures, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lake Powell, and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

Plan trip to Page with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 12 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Point. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 6th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Navajo Point, cruise along Cape Royal, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in November, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 6 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wupatki National Monument and Red Rock State Park. Take a break from the city and head to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Sedona (Broken Arrow Trail, Balloon Rides, &more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In November in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clarkdale.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Clarkdale

— 4 nights
Clarkdale is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma Well and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Verde Canyon Railroad and Dead Horse Ranch State Park. When in Clarkdale, make a side trip to see Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde, approximately Camp Verde away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, get a taste of life in the country at Blazin' M Ranch, learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and contemplate the long history of Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Clarkdale trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Flagstaff to Clarkdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in November, with highs in Clarkdale at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Clarkdale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Visiting Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Watson Lake will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatki Ruins and Downtown Historic Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Wickenburg (Arizona Horse Company & Effus Ranch). There's much more to do: stroll through Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row, contemplate the long history of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and trek along Glassford Summit Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prescott road trip planning site.

You can drive from Clarkdale to Prescott in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Clarkdale in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Prescott, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

4.3
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses