60 days in Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Prescott
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 8 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
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Page
— 6 nights
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Holbrook
— 5 nights
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Payson
— 4 nights
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Tombstone
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Tucson
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Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Phoenix Art Museum and Musical Instrument Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Camelback Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: White Tank Mountain Regional Park (in Waddell), Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction) and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, cruise along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co.

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Brisbane, Australia to Phoenix is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Prescott

— 5 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Step out of the city life by going to Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Photography Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Williams Depot and Phippen Museum. Explore Prescott's surroundings by going to Flagstaff (Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Kachina Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row, get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, and explore the activities along Watson Lake.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prescott travel planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Prescott hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Sedona

— 8 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Red Rock State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, trek along Fay Canyon Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour builder.

Drive from Prescott to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 19:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 11 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Desert View Watchtower. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 30:

Page

— 6 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Antelope Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Navajo National Monument in Shonto (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and Head underground at Waterholes Canyon.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page tour planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Page hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:

Chinle

— 4 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Canyon de Chelly Tours and Antelope House Ruin. Step out of the city life by going to Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Canyon del Muerto. Take a break from Chinle with a short trip to Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, cruise along South Rim Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock, and stroll through White House Ruins Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chinle online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Chinle when traveling from Page in November, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Holbrook

— 5 nights
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Painted Desert and Crystal Forest Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Petrified Forest National Park and Rock Art Canyon Ranch. Explore Holbrook's surroundings by going to Petrified Forest National Park (Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument & Blue Mesa) and Standin' on the Corner Park (in Winslow). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest and stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co..

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Holbrook trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Holbrook takes 2 hours. Traveling from Chinle in November, you will find days in Holbrook are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Payson.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Payson

— 4 nights
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Get in touch with nature at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Kids will enjoy Mogollon Rim and Horton Creek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Payson: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (in Show Low), Tonto National Monument (in Roosevelt) and Globe (Besh Ba Gowah & Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive).

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You can drive from Holbrook to Payson in 2 hours. Traveling from Holbrook in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Payson, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Tombstone

— 3 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chiricahua National Monument and Allen Street. Get some historical perspective at Boothilll Graveyard and The Tombstone Epitaph. Change things up with a short trip to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Hereford (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tombstone day trip website.

You can drive from Payson to Tombstone in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Payson in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tombstone, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Tucson

— 7 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Xavier del Bac and Tumacacori National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colossal Cave Mountain Park and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho) and Biosphere 2 (in Oracle). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, explore the striking landscape of Kitt Peak National Observatory, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park West.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson attractions planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.