8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Wilmington

3
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Attractions like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Sedona Heritage Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Soldier Pass and Brin's Mesa Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite) and Jerome (Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, Douglas Mansion, &more). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, stop by Village Gallery of Local Artists, and take in the exciting artwork at Bearcloud Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona journey planner.

Wilmington to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wilmington to Sedona. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sedona when traveling from Wilmington in May, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Jerome, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville
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Spas & Wellness
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Soldier Pass ©
Soldier Pass

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, stroll around Indian Garden, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tusayan trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tusayan, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): take in a show at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, thensee the interesting displays at Penske Racing Museum, and finally trek along Lost Dog Wash Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip maker.

You can drive from Tusayan to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, Scottsdale is much warmer than Tusayan - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scottsdale Center for the Arts ©
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Penske Racing Museum ©
Penske Racing Museum

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