21 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
5
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yuma
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Benson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Page — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Page online trip maker.

Cleveland to Page is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Page is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cleveland in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Page: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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 5th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are much colder (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Change things up with a short trip to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are much hotter (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Wupatki National Monument and then explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff vacation planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for slightly colder days in Flagstaff, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park — 2 nights

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Painted Desert Inn and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): hike along Blue Mesa and then take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and then savor the flavors at Lucidi Distilling Co.. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip builder site.

Fly from Petrified Forest National Park to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in October, with highs in Phoenix at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Yuma.
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Yuma — 2 nights

On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Cloud Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. On your second day here, walk around Stewart Vincent Wolf Creative Playground, let the kids burn off some steam at West Wetlands Park, and then bet on your favorite at Cocopah Speedway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yuma travel route planning app.

You can fly from Phoenix to Yuma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Benson.
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Benson — 2 nights

Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Amerind Museum, stroll through Cochise Stronghold, and then hike along Heart of Rocks. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Forever Home Donkey Rescue, and then get a taste of life in the country at Double R Ranch.

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You can drive from Yuma to Benson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yuma in October, things will get a bit cooler in Benson: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and then stop by Johnny One Dog's Tombstone Sarsaparilla.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tombstone trip maker site.

Tombstone is just a short distance from Benson. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.
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