8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Taxi:  9 h
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Scottsdale
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel route planner.

Philadelphia to Sedona is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
day
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Wonderland, and finally get your game on at Escape the Room AZ.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale takes 4 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 107°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Spas Zoos & Aquariums
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Butterfly Wonderland ©
Butterfly Wonderland
Escape the Room AZ ©
Escape the Room AZ
Spas

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

Phoenix is just a stone's throw from Scottsdale. In June, daytime highs in Phoenix are 107°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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