There is so much to do in Arizona, it’s hard to just visit one city and then return home. If you’re going to make your way to Arizona, I highly recommend taking a week or two to travel around the state before heading back home, especially since most of the top attractions are only a few hours drive from each other. Keep reading to find out everything that should make it onto your Arizona road trip itinerary!
I’ll admit, when I first started looking at things to do in Phoenix, I wasn’t overly excited. Most of the top things to do according to U.S. News were art museums, science museums, golf courses, and spas. Don’t get me wrong, those things are great, but I feel like they’re the same things that you can do in any other city. However, once I found that the city was home to both Arcosanti and Taliesin West, two great architectural achievements, I began to realize that Phoenix had more to offer than I originally thought. Check out how I’d recommend spending one day in Phoenix, Arizona.
Famous for it’s red rock formations, it’s a dream come true for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. Honestly, I’m not a hiking enthusiast nor and outdoor enthusiast, but even I can’t deny how breathtakingly beautiful much of the landscapes were. Check out all the cool things you could do with 36 hours in Sedona, Arizona.
Flagstaff, AZ is relatively well-known, so I’m not sure that I would call it a “hidden-gem” per se, but I do think it tends to get overshadowed by the nearby Grand Canyon and red rocks of Sedona. It’s hiking trails may not compete, but it’s well preserved pueblo ruins and observatory definitely make it worth a stop along an Arizona road trip. Keep reading to find out what to do with a weekend in flagstaff and where to stay while you’re there!
I have a confession to make…. I’m a total city girl. I’ve been “frontcountry” camping once or twice — with a fancy RV and a campground complete with public restrooms and a swimming pool — but visiting Havasu Falls was my first time doing “backcountry” camping. Suffice to say, my mom and I had a lot of preparation we needed to do. Check out my Havasu Falls packing list to see everything we decided to bring, what we wish we would have brought, and what we wish we would have left at home.
Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and, in certain areas, attains a depth of over a mile. Its size as well as it’s various rock formations and colors make it quite the sight to see! Figure which part of the canyon to visit, the best things to do there, and where to stay with this 3 day Grand Canyon itinerary!
Desert View Drive, also referred to as State Route 64, is one of the roads that leads into the central part of the Grand Canyon. It runs right next to the eastern part of the Grand Canyon and offers several spots for you to stop and get spectacular views of the canyon. Check out why Desert View Drive is worth the drive!
Contrary to popular belief, your trip can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be (for the most part). It all depends on what kind of traveler you are. The key is to pay attention to how much you are spending. To ensure that your trip doesn’t end of being more than you can afford, learn how to create a travel budget and stick to it!