Arizona considered to be a desert state and the first thing come in mind is the
Grand Canyon but actually it has many more thing to offer.
cities in Arizona are Flagstaff, Page & Sedona at the north, Phoenix in the
middle and Tucson at the southern part. You can plan your trip by using each
one as a basecamp for few days, discover the city and the nearby location as
Preferred visiting time is not at the hot summer months where temperatures are
usually above 100f.
note 1: When planning a trip to Arizona this is usually combined with other locations
like Las Vegas and probably even California from the west, Utah from the north,
and maybe New-Mexico and Colorado from the east.
note 2: Visiting Arizona during winter month is good option but do remember
that the northern part (Flagstaff) can have cold weather and snowstorms so take
this into considerations.
note 2: I did not cover many local attractions the state of Arizona and the
city of Phoenix has to offer (like Golf, museums and other nature attractions
that can be more appropriate to people living in Arizona).
days at each place (depending what you want to do/see/visit):
days: Vegas, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego
of interest (link for relevant blogs with more information):
way north from Phoenix to Grand Canyon (Flagstaff):
Castle National Monument: Archaeological site with ancient cliff dwellings,
this is more recommended, short hike, overall 1hr visit, short hike to the
house on the cliff, we visit this place but remembering this as a must-see site.
Well National Monument: Archaeological site with ancient cliff dwellings
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Heritage Site: Conserved rock art with a ~2hr guided tours to the painted rock,
nice privet owned place to learn about local old Native American civilization.
town is surrounded by the amazing landscape of the red rock cliff and considered
to be art and center for “new age” activity. Can easily spend here few days but
even if you pass by as one day car travel you will impress by the nature around
the town (on your way to/from Grand Canyon/Flagstaff). Can be visited as a day
trip from Phoenix.
boutiques, art stores and other tourist attractions as also many restaurants.
museum to learn about Native American civilizations, including a big collection
of Southwestern art.
Park municipal park (Hole-in-the-Rock, Tovrea Castle)
Hike to the top of Camelback Mountain
mountain range south of Phoenix downtown is the largest city park in the USA,
with typical Senora desert landscape, many options for long hiking, heaven on
earth for mountain biking and high viewpoints overlooking the non-ending city
largest mountain range east of Phoenix rises above the flat desert plateau with
raged look and high cliffs. On your way east you can also visit Goldfield Ghost
Town, a tourist attraction with old town and few activities.