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Amazing Arizona

Scottsdale, Route 66 section, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Sedona & more

This wonderful state has so much to explore, deserts, spa towns and cities, western culture and let’s not forget, The Grand Canyon!


Amazing Arizona 12+ days

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 12 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

Fabulous trip, we just loved the desert scenery...


Arizona Sunsets

Day 1

Arrive in Arizona, start your road trip holiday in Scottsdale

After touching down in Phoenix, you'll pick up your rental car at the airport and take a short drive to one of the amazing resort hotels found in Scottsdale or neighbouring Carefree to the north.

  • Key location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

And relax...

Day 2

Take a day to acclimatise after of flight

A full day to recuperate at your leisure, spend the day by the pool or in one of the numerous spa's located in Scottsdale. Want to start exploring already? Then the greater Phoenix area has lots to offer, one of our favourite activities is to take a hot air balloon ride as the sun rises over the Sonoran Desert. Remember, you'll be supplied with a detailed Road Trip Pack which will inform you of all the sight-seeing options available in the area. Do as many or as few as you like, or just stay by the pool if you prefer.

  • Key location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Red Rocks!

Day 3

A third day to discover Scottsdale

Keen to stretch your legs in Scottsdale here are some of our top suggestions of things to see and do. How about, horse riding in the Sonoran desert it's a great way to get up close to this peaceful environment. Beautiful Papago Park, red rocks, botanical gardens and a zoo. Or maybe some art & culture such as a visit to Scottsdale's Museum of the West or Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home Taliesin West.

  • Key location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Route 66

Day 4

Discover Navajo County's Winslow

Included in your Road Trip Pack you'll find plenty of detailed suggestions about what to do and see on route. One of our favourites is the Meteor Crater near Winslow in Arizona. El Morro is a detour worth considering too to see 'inscription rock', a large sandstone pueblo where travellers since the 17th century have left messages.

  • Key location: Meteor Crater NM
  • Winslow, AZ
  • 167 Miles

Canyon de Chelly

Day 5

Canyon de Chelly

This vast park is located in Chinle Arizona, a National Monument containing fascinating archeological sites. The Puebloan people built there homes into the cliff walls and these dwellings are very much in evidence today. You can enjoy rim drives and hikes such as the popular White House Trail. As with all of the destinations on the tour, this is a great place to visit year round and a lovely trip to consider taking in the winter months.

  • Key location: Canyon de Chelly
  • Canyon de Chelly
  • 137 Miles

Monument Valley at dusk

Day 6

Make your way to Monument Valley

Heading north today, a short drive will have you arrive with plenty of time to enjoy Monument Valley. There are guided tours, jeep tours, horseback riding or if you want to kick back and relax, sit back and take in your surroundings. The iconic rock formations of "The Mittens" from your hotel room or cabin at "The View Hotel" are a pretty special panorama that can only be improved by adding the sunset.

  • Key location: Monument Valley
  • Monument Valley
  • 98 Miles

Tranquil Lake Powell

Day 7

The short drive to Page and Lake Powell

Amongst the red-rock is a small oasis of water at Lake Powell. The lake encircles beautiful rock formations, sandstone cliffs and even beaches. Lake Powell differs from Utah’s other wonders in that it is man-made but this doesn’t detract from its beauty. The best way to see the lake is of course on the water itself. You can hire a boat or take a guided boat trip from the Lake Powell Marina.

  • Key location: Page, AZ
  • Page, AZ
  • 125 Miles

Antelope Canyon

Day 8

Exploring nearby Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. Make sure your camera has plenty of room for photos - this is the most photographed slot canyon in the southwest of America.

  • Key location: Page, AZ
  • Page, AZ

Grandest of Canyons

Day 9

Be amazed at the awesome Grand Canyon!

The worlds largest and most well known geological wonder is just staggering. Two billion years in the making, the Colorado River has forged a mile deep, 18 miles wide and 277-mile long gauge into Arizona. Following our routing, you'll stay at the South Rim which has the best facilities for viewing the canyon.

  • Key location: Grand Canyon NP
  • Grand Canyon NP
  • 133 Miles

Cathedral Rock

Day 10

Adventures await in Sedona

Sedona lies to the south of the Grand Canyon and is surrounded by multi-hued red stone formations which rise up from the desert floor. You have the super difficult choice today between relaxing in your luxury resort, you might choose to visit one of the many State Parks found in the area or maybe you'll even opt to take an adventure tour.

  • Key location: Sedona, AZ
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 108 Miles

Sedona strolls

Day 11

Spend the day exploring Stunning Sedona

Often voted top in lists for Most Beautiful Places in America, it's easy to see why Sedona is so popular. Sedona feels like a mini national park, nestled in a spa town. Why not indulge in retail therapy or a spa treatment, hiking and biking, or how about a Jeep, ATV or Segway tour this place has something for everyone.

  • Key location: Sedona, AZ
  • Sedona, AZ

Serenity in Sedona

Day 12

A final day relaxing before your scenic drive to Phoenix

A third day surrounded by the stunning scenery of Sedona, it's easy to see why Sedona is popular place with the rich and famous. Celebrities are often spotted here, and some choose to make Sedona their second home. Your last evening in Sedona, tomorrow you'll take the short drive back to Phoenix for your flight back to the UK. We can always add longer though, why not make this a 14 night trip, it's up to you. Our friendly Road Trip Expert's can guide you through where to add in more time based on your interests.

  • Key location: Sedona, AZ
  • Sedona, AZ

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