15 days in Detroit & Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Detroit & Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Toledo (The HandleBar Toledo & Toledo Museum of Art) and The Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth (in Perrysburg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Center, don't miss a visit to Fisher Building, and explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

Before you visit Detroit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Detroit, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Page.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Page

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Page sightseeing planner.

Getting from Detroit to Page by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in April: high temperatures in Page hover around 72°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

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 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are much colder (26°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sedona day trip app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Bajada Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phoenix driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

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.