5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Fly
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Tucson
— Few hours
Drive
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tuba City
— 1 night
Drive
5
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Show Low, Fly to Oakland

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Tucson

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary planning site.

San Francisco to Tucson is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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1
night
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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night
Grand Canyon National Park

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 26th (Thu), enjoy some music at Hopi House, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tuba City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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night
Tuba City

Tuba City is an unincorporated town in Coconino County, Arizona, on Navajo lands, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, look for gifts at Tuba City Trading Post, and then take in breathtaking views at Coal Mine Canyon.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tuba City in 2 hours. In December in Tuba City, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tuba City

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop and then contemplate the long history of Agate House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Tuba City to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Petrified Forest National Park, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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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.