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Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

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Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

I'l like suggestions for a four-day itinerary for the Grand Canyon and Sedona for first time visitors. Thinking we'd fly in/out of Phoenix. C'mon you closet travel agents -- tell me what you'd do! Thank you, fellow travelers.

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1. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

Does "four days" mean 4 days/3 nights? And does that include the travel days to/from Wisconsin to Phoenix? If yes, what time are your flights?

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2. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

Do you plan on hiking at Grand Canyon?

If not: 1 night GC, 2 nights Sedona! If you plan on hiking then 2 nights GC, 1 night Sedona. But I have to warn you Sedona deserves more than 1 night!

If you have 4 nights total then split 2-2!!

SJG

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3. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

One night at the Grand Canyon National Park and the rest in in Sedona, whether you have 3 or 4 nights. Book your GC lodging first as that's the tougher reservation to snag.

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4. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

What do you like to do? Shop, hike, indian ruins, scenic drives, craft breweries, wine tours, astronomy?

Definitely reserve your night at GC now.

Edited: 7:19 pm, February 03, 2014
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5. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

If it was me I'd plan 5 nights, I'd split them 2 in GC and 2 in Sedona, with a 5th night in Phoenix before you leave. Reverse this trip depending on when you get lodging in GC.

Day 1 arrive Phoenix by mid day. Drive to Sedona. Stay Sedona, also stop along the way to see Montezuma's Castle NM

Day 2 Sedona all day. Jeep tours, hiking etc

Day 3 Drive to GC around noon/early afternoon, enter via the Southern entrance. Spend the night there. Dinner at El Tovar

Day 4 Grand Canyon all day, stay again.

Day 5 Exit out the eastern entrance, if enough time stop to see Wupatki/Sunset Crater Nat Mon, lunch in Flagstaff and then to Phoenix for the night

Day 6 Depart

Madison, Wisconsin
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6. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

Thank you. I like this plan -- very helpful. If you have any other "must sees or must dos" to recommend, I'd love to hear.

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7. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

We are arriving on a Tuesday in Phoenix....haven't made flight arrangements yet so I'm unsure of arrival time. We depart from Phoenix on the following Sunday. So we have Wed., Thurs, Friday, and Saturday full days to sight see.

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8. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

First thing you MUST do is call Xanterra 888-297-2757 to book a night at the Grand Canyon National Park in whatever lodge you can get. Then plan the rest of your nights at Sedona.

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9. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

We like scenic drives, short hikes, nature, animals, breweries, local "color" are favorites.

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10. Re: Requesting Itinerary Four Day Grand Canyon and Sedona Advice

BTW, we're not travel agents here. We are all volunteers. We're not paid for doing this.