8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  7​h
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary builder website .

San Francisco to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are colder (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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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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nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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