Day 1 – Arrive Las Vegas (Sun)
Arrive at the Las Vegas Airport anytime today and then transfer by hotel shuttle on own to your pre-night hotel. Evening free on own.
Hampton Inn, Airport, Las Vegas, NV
Day 2 – Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (Mon)
Depart Las Vegas early this morning and start your travels with your first stop in Kingman, AZ for a brief experience with the Route 66 Museum in the Old Kingman Powerhouse and a drive down Andy Devine BLVD. Afterwards, hop on I-40 and drive to Williams where you will enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries and a chance to explore this historic Railroad town. After lunch, you will travel north to Grand Canyon National Park. This park will offer you the opportunity to look down or hike down into the Grand Canyon and experience the majesty and grandeur of this park. Hikes on the South Kaibab Trail are available to Ohh Ahh Point, Cedar Rest, or for the hearty soul, Skeleton Point. You also have the option of taking the shuttle out to Hopi point and the other stops on the way. You can also take a scenic walk along the rim of the canyon between Mather Point and the Geology Museum or walk the trail of time between the geology museum and El Tovar Hotel.
Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon, AZ (B,L)
Day 3 – Grand Canyon - Winslow (Tue)
Depart Grand Canyon Village and continue sightseeing of Grand Canyon National Park as you travel along the rim toward the east entrance of the park. Along the way, you will stop at Grandview Point, the site of the first hotel on the rim of the canyon, and Desert Watchtower. After Desert Watchtower, stop for lunch at historic Cameron Trading Post for an authentic Navajo lunch and the opportunity to see some of their workmanship and craftsmanship. After lunch, travel south to Wupatki National Monument for a chance to explore these fantastic Ancestral Pueblo dwellings perched on the edge of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. Next drive through Sunset Crater National Monument for the opportunity to look at a volcano less than 1000 years old. Afterwards, you will skirt Flagstaff on your way to historic Winslow. Once in Winslow, you will check into the La Posada Hotel. This is one of the few Fred Harvey Houses still operating, a relic from the glory days of travel by rail and Route 66. Enjoy your evening in this historic town.
La Posada, Winslow, AZ (B,L)
Day 4 – Petrified Forest - Sedona (Wed)
This morning, enjoy touring of Petrified Forest National Park. Start with the beautiful scenery and cascading colors found in the Painted Desert area. You will also visit one of the old remnants of historic Route 66 as it passed through this area. After the painted desert, you will get to explore the ancient petrified forests that have been laying dormant for millions of years in this area. There are multiple formations and hikes to explore and visit, along with more views and vistas of the Painted Desert. You will learn about these unique and rare geological specimens and their unique history. After lunch in Holbrook, travel back past Flagstaff and into Oak Creek Canyon for a scenic drive to Sedona. When you arrive, you will have the evening free to explore the Old Town area or the Tlaquepaque Arts Village, or more hiking on the many trails that are found in this area.
Sky Rock Inn, Sedona, AZ (B,L)
Day 5 – Explore Sedona (Thu)
This morning you can arise and enjoy a hike in the Sedona area with the sun. Your choices are between Devil's Bridge, a fantastic 166 ft natural bridge tucked up in a canyon behind the town, or you can explore Oak Creek Canyon, Bell Rock, or one of the many other formations in this area. Once finished, you will enjoy the rest of the morning off. Around 3 pm, you will congregate back together for one of the treats of the tour, a Pink Jeep Tour of the Broken Arrow Trail. This is their exclusive trail and offers the best seat in the house for exploring the amazing red-rock formations of Sedona!
Sky Rock Inn, Sedona, AZ (B)
Day 6 – Tuzigoot NM – Jerome - Prescott (Fri)
This morning, depart Sedona and travel west to Cottonwood. This historic town is the home of a fantastic Pueblo ruin at Tuzigoot National Monument. Explore the museum and the pueblo to learn more about these people and their home here before traveling up the mountain to Jerome. The historic mining town of Jerome is home to some fantastic histories of the miners, mine owners, and outlaws who made this one of the wickedest and richest towns in the western US. Reduced to a ghost town, this town is experiencing a resurgence of growth with artists and some great restaurants. You will enjoy a few hours learning about this history and other fascinating things that occurred in this western boomtown. After a delicious lunch, you will travel over historic Mingus Mountain and then into Prescott where you will get to explore the first state capital of Arizona when it was a Territory. A visit to the historic governor's mansion and others will finish the day.
Springhill Suites, Prescott, AZ (B,L)
Day 7 – Prescott – Oatman – Las Vegas (Sat)
Today you can explore, hike, or Kayak on the Granite Dells of Prescott. These formations have a beautiful reservoir nestled within their peaks. You will spend a few hours visiting this area before returning to your hotel to refresh and check out before departing for Seligman. Some say this town was one that was based on the Cars Movie produced by Disney. After a walk down this historic main street, continue west past Kingman, then up over the mountain on original Route 66 to Oatman, AZ. This historic mining town still boasts some of the buildings built at the time it started back in the 1880’s. Also, don’t forget the wild burros turned loose by the miners. Once finished with this bit of history, you will travel back across part of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.
Hampton Inn Airport, Las Vegas, NV (B,L)
Day 8 – Journey Home (Sun)
Transfer by hotel shuttle on own to the Las Vegas Airport for your departure flight home.
*Itinerary is subject to change.