5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 9th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona journey builder app .

Boston to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rim Trail and then make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (45°F), and nights are colder (15°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 12th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 68°F and 46°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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