Itinerary for a Arizona Road Trip

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Day 1: Arrive in Phoenix
Spend the day exploring the city, visiting attractions such as the Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, or Camelback Mountain.

Day 2: Phoenix to Sedona (115 miles)
Drive north to the stunning red rock landscapes of Sedona. Stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument along the way for a glimpse of ancient cliff dwellings.

Day 3: Sedona
Explore Sedona’s many hiking trails, or take a scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon. Take in the views from the Chapel of the Holy Cross or visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

Day 4: Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park (119 miles)
Drive to the Grand Canyon and spend the day taking in the stunning vistas from the South Rim. Go on a hike, or take a mule ride down into the canyon.

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park
Spend another day exploring the park, perhaps visiting the Desert View Watchtower or taking a scenic flight over the canyon.

Day 6: Grand Canyon to Page (137 miles)
Drive east to Page and visit Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River makes a sharp turn in the canyon. Take a tour of Antelope Canyon, a stunning slot canyon known for its colorful sandstone formations.

Day 7: Page to Monument Valley (125 miles)
Drive to Monument Valley, a Navajo Tribal Park that features iconic red sandstone formations. Take a guided tour of the park, or go on a horseback ride through the desert.

Day 8: Monument Valley to Tucson (336 miles)
Drive south to Tucson and explore the city’s vibrant art and music scene. Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or take a hike in Saguaro National Park.

Day 9: Tucson to Scottsdale (120 miles)
Drive north to Scottsdale and spend the day relaxing at one of the city’s luxurious resorts, shopping at high-end boutiques, or exploring the art galleries and museums.

Day 10: Depart from Phoenix
Drive back to Phoenix and depart from the airport.

This itinerary covers some of the highlights of Arizona, from the stunning red rock landscapes of Sedona to the iconic Grand Canyon, and the unique beauty of Monument Valley. It also allows for plenty of time to explore some of the state’s vibrant cities, with opportunities to hike, shop, and relax along the way.

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