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Phoenix to Flagstaff and Sedona Itinerary Help

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Phoenix to Flagstaff and Sedona Itinerary Help

Travelling to from Phoenix to Manzanita Campground on April 6th with my wife and kids (5 and 3). We will be camping for two nights before heading down to Tuscon.

The plan is to drive from Phoenix to the Lowell Observatory since my kid is obsessed with Pluto. Eat some lunch in Flagstaff then head back to set up camp.

The second day we plan on hiking around Sedona before hanging out at camp.

I've kept it pretty simple but was wondering if this plan makes sense at all or if there's a better way to use our time. Food recs are appreciated too!

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1. Re: Phoenix to Flagstaff and Sedona Itinerary Help

As you will have seen Phoenix and the I-17 on the way North ... Consider driving East a bit to Holbrook .Then driving the more rewarding,scenic highways 77/60/77 "down" to Tucson ... carracar

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2. Re: Phoenix to Flagstaff and Sedona Itinerary Help

Sounds to me like you've got it just right. Lunch in downtown Flagstaff. I like the Old Town Shops for options Mix (fresh sandwiches/soup/salad kind of place) or Bigfoot BBQ in the basement (kind of a grunge type place, quirky, good for kids), but there are plenty of options all around the downtown area and you can just walk around and find what appeals to you.

The drive on 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona is stunning.


3. Re: Phoenix to Flagstaff and Sedona Itinerary Help

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