8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

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8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, examine the collection at Heard Museum, and then learn about winemaking at LDV Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Phoenix attractions planner .

Durham to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 99°F and lows reach 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, LDV Winery
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
LDV Winery ©
LDV Winery

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip site .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Old Town Cottonwood
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Spas
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Powell Point, Hopi House, & more).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williams trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in September; daily highs in Williams reach 74°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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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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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 4th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally take in the views from Navajo Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner .

You can drive from Williams to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Page is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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