4 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Phoenix — 1 day

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 5th (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary maker tool.

Detroit to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit to Phoenix, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Detroit in January, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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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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