We will be taking our first vacation out west with our two girls (ages 10, 13). We will have 10 days including travel days. Here is my tentative plan. Please let me know if this is too ambitious or if you have any suggestions or improvements.
Day 1 - Fly into Phoenix and drive to Flagstaff. Explore the town. Check out Lowell Planetarium evening
Day 2 - Day trip to Grand Canyon (we couldn't get a reservation at El Tovar and we are able to use hotel points for the Mariott in Flagstaff).
Day 3 - Go to Out of Africa Park (the girls want to do this)
Day 4 - Day trip to Petrified Forest
Day 5 - Explore the Wupatki National Monument & Sunset Crater Volcano and Walnut Canyon National Monument
Day 6 - Drive to Page and do an afternoon River trip. Spend the night at Page
Day 7 - Do a morning Antelope Slot Canyon tour and then drive to Sedona. Check into a hotel in Sedona
Day 8 - Do a off road Jeep tour and see some sights such at the chapel
Day 9 - Cathedral Rock and Sliding Rock as well as Oak Creek Canyon
Day 10 - head to airport and fly home.Edited: 11:28 am, January 18, 2011