6 days in Arizona Itinerary

6 days in Arizona Itinerary

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6 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h
1
Chandler
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tuba City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Chandler

Chandler ©
Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and is a prominent suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). You've now added Saguaro National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chandler tour itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Chandler is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chandler is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chandler, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chandler

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saguaro National Park, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Shamrock Farms
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Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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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 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail and then get great views at Hopi Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Drive from Chandler to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Chandler in December, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 45°F and lows about 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Tuba City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Tuba City

Tuba City ©
Tuba City is an unincorporated town in Coconino County, Arizona, on Navajo lands, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Coal Mine Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Tracks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuba City online travel route planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Tuba City by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tuba City

Nature Museums Parks
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Coal Mine Canyon ©
Coal Mine Canyon
Dinosaur Tracks ©
Dinosaur Tracks
Explore Navajo Interactive Museum ©
Explore Navajo Interactive Museum

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night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Blue Mesa and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from Tuba City to Petrified Forest National Park in 3.5 hours. December in Petrified Forest National Park sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

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