With 48 hours in Sedona, you can immerse yourself in the history and natural beauty of central Arizona. From red rocks and barbecue to vortexes and wine, here are a few ways to make the most of your time in this scenic town.
Day 1: See the main sights
Morning: Get acquainted with Sedona on a short tour that introduces you to the area’s top attractions, such as Chapel of the Holy Cross and Oak Creek Canyon. Alternatively, take advantage of the early morning light on a photography tour, and get some tips on capturing the scenery.
Afternoon: Head into the rugged countryside to discover the natural landmarks for which Sedona is known. Join a tour that includes Native American sites and ancient rock art; travel by Jeep along the Broken Arrow Trail; visit Cathedral Rock; or follow in the footsteps of cowboys through Dry Creek Basin.
Night: Visit Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood for a barbecue dinner and Western-themed entertainment, including roping and live music. Or for something less wholesome, explore the eerie side of the area on a ghost tour in Jerome, an old mining town just past Cottonwood.
Day 2: Enjoy some alternatives
Morning: Treat yourself to a helicopter tour above the Sedona high desert, and savor sweeping views of the mountains and red sandstone formations.
Afternoon: Experience another side of the region on a wine-tasting Jeep tour. If you prefer to stay in town, hop on a Segway and check out the sights on Jordan Road, stopping by the Sedona Heritage Museum along the way.
Night: Embark on an evening safari for the chance to see native wildlife, such as elk and foxes. For something a little more mystical, opt for a sunset vortex tour to learn about this unusual element of Sedona.