Free-Time Itineraries

Whether you're looking to squeeze in some R&R between sessions or have a full day to explore before or after your conference, we've got itineraries below to help you experience downtown and beyond.

2 Hours


4 Hours


8 Hours


24 Hours

With an extra day added on, you can use Phoenix as a hub to explore some of the state’s best sights—namely the red rocks of Sedona (2-hour drive) or our famous Grand Canyon (3.5-hour drive): See our Day Trips page for ideas. But if you didn’t get a chance to sight-see around town with the suggestions in the 2, 4 or 8-hour itineraries, we’d recommend this full day in Phoenix:



  • Kickstart your morning with coffee and breakfast at a local coffee shop.

  • Phoenix is a mecca for urban hiking, and you can hit any of these top trails for amazing views and pristine Sonoran Desert scenery just a short drive from where you’re staying.

  • Or, roll down the windows for a scenic drive in the city.