WHEN YOU GO:
Getting There: Phoenix International Airport is serviced by most of the U.S. major airlines. The toll-free telephone numbers and Web links are listed on this magazines Airlines page. The major U.S. car rental agencies have offices at the airport, with Web links and toll-free telephone numbers listed on this magazines Autos page. Reservations for air, auto, and lodging can be obtain at this magazine's Expedia.com page.
The driving route from and back to Phoenix requires approximately 10 hours of total driving time. Phoenix to Flagstaff requires approximately three hours. Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon takes approximately two hours, and the Canyon to Sedona takes approximately three hours. The drive from Sedona back to Phoenix requires two hours.
Staying There: Motels, bed and breakfast inns, and restaurants are plentiful in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tusayan (near the Grand Canyon) and in Sedona. At almost any time of the year it is recommended to have reservations. If you intend to stay in Grand Canyon Village or at the Colorado River in Phantom Ranch, it will require reservations as much as one year in advance.
Some useful guidebooks are:
Day Trips From Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff
About- Arizona Maps
About- Flagstaff: lodging, restaurants, activities
About - Grand Canyon: lodging, restaurants, activities, tours (including over-canyon flights, rafting, etc.)
About - Sedona: lodging, restaurants, activities
Enchantment Resort, Sedona:
Inn at 410, Flagstaff:
Geology of the Grand Canyon:
Geology of the Grand Canyon (II):
Grand Canyon Lodging (NPS):
Museum of Northern Arizona:
NPS Parks and Monuments Guide: covers Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, Montezuma's Castle, etc.
Return to Arizona Grand Tour article.