Sunday, May 1, 2016

Summer in the USA, Yes? Island Vacation, No? What About This Idea?

This trip could be the answer to your summer vacation plans.  Whether you are flying, driving, biking, hiking or touring with grandchildren, children, nieces, nephews, or friends, you could travel through this itinerary in one, two, or three weeks.

Fly into Phoenix.  Travel up Interstate 17, stopping at Montezuma's Castle
(Montezuma's Castle Photo by Dick Bevevino)
and  then on to Sedona.(Driving time from Sky Harbor Airport=2 to 3 hours

Continue to Flagstaff(less than an hour from Sedona)
(Grand Canyon Photo by Dick Bevevino)
 turning west to the Grand Canyon(Flagstaff to the Southern Rim=2 hours).

Or turn right and drive to Walnut Canyon National Monument(30 minutes from Flagstaff at I-17).

Then continue to Page, AZ and visit Upper Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell(2 hours from Flagstaff).
(Upper Anteloope Canyon Photo by Dick Bevevino)

You can also decide to turn east from Page to Monument Valley(2.5 hour drive).

Or continue north from Page, AZ and visit Zion National Park in Utah(1 hour 45 min.)

Want to end up in Las Vegas?  Travel from Page north and west to the Valley of Fire, NV(4 hr. drive)
and then on to Las Vegas on Interstate 15 (1 hr.)

So much to see depending of the length of time you want to spend on your southwestern vacation.  Now, it's time to explore the possibilities!

(Thanks to Dick B for sharing his photos.)

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