7 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Page — 1 day

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 7th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Page holiday planner.

Charlotte to Page is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Page. In May, daily temperatures in Page can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 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 9th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 1 night

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.