5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona — 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to 911 Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona itinerary maker.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Tours
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Arizona travel guide

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.