Introducing Central Arizona
Much of the area north of Phoenix lies on the Colorado Plateau and is cool, wooded and mountainous. It's draped with the most diverse and scenic quilt of sites and attractions in all of Arizona. You can clamber around a volcano, channel your inner goddess on a vortex, taste wine in a former mining town, hike through sweet-smelling canyons, schuss down alpine slopes, admire 1000-year-old Native American dwellings and delve into Old West and pioneer history. The main hub, Flagstaff, is a lively and delightful college town and gateway to the Grand Canyon South Rim. Summer, spring and fall are the best times to visit.
You can make the trip between Phoenix and Flagstaff in just over two hours if you put the pedal to the metal on I-17, which provides a straight 145-mile shot between the two cities. Opt for one of the more leisurely routes along Hwys 87 or 89, though, and you'll be rewarded with beautiful scenery and intriguing sites along the way.
Sedona)'s a stunner, but it's intensely spiritual as well – some even say sacred.
Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona
You get to choose how you see the Grand Canyon South Rim on this breathtaking tour from Sedona.
Best of the West
Skyscrapers, sequoias and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This 15-day tour through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona and Nevada is perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes.