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Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

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Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

Hi all, my husband just booked our flights out to Las Vegas for 9/1 (arriving around 5 pm) and leavng 9/11 (at almost midnight). Our plan is to arrive that Saturday, stay near the airport and wake up in the morning to rent a car and get on the road. We want to travel to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Antelope/Horseshoe, Bryce and Zion. Our first and last night will be in Vegas, but other than that, we don't intend to spend any extra time there. We have booked nights in Zion for 9/8-9/10 but everything else is flexible. We're not sure if we should hit Sedona or the Grand Canyon first. We only need one night at the GC, figuring two in Sedona, 1 in Page, and 2 in Bryce. Any help/suggestions/thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Day 1 (9/1): Arrive in LV

Day 2: rent car and head towards???

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

Day 6:

Day 7:

Day 8: Zion

Day 9: Zion

Day 10: half day in Zion, drive back toawrds LV, overnight in LV

Day 11: spend the day on strip, flight is at 11:50 pm

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1. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

Day 2: Las Vegas to Sedona

Day 3: Sedona

Day 4: Sedona

Day 5: Sedona to Grand Canyon

Day 6: Grand Canyon to Page AZ (Antelope Canyon)

Day 7: Page to Bryce Canyon

Day 8: Bryce to Zion

Day 9: Zion

Day 10: Most of the day at Zion. Drive to Las Vegas

Day 11: Fly home

You should more time in Sedona than at Bryce. Bryce is a small park and can easily be absorbed with one overnight there.

You will need advance hotel reservations for this entire itinerary. You will also need to make advance reservations for a tour of Antelope Canyon.

Get to work NOW on book hotel rooms at all the other destinations. Don't be surprised if you find it a challenge at the Grand Canyon and Bryce.

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2. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

Connie’s plan is ideal. Or, if possible, do it in reverse. The time allotment makes sense though.

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3. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

Thanks! Being that it will be Labor Day weekend while in Sedona, does it make more sense economically to stay in Flagstaff and drive back and forth?

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4. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

Absolutely not!

It will be crowded in Sedona, as it always is on holiday weekends. But commuting from Flag, or anywhere else, only makes it worse. Book your Sedona lodging ASAP. Just expect to have slower drives back to your hotel at the end of each day.

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5. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

No. You'll spend two hours or more on the road and then there's the gas expense. With the way gas prices are going right now, any savings you'd get between staying in Flagstaff over Sedona would probably probably make it wash.

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6. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

What area of Sedona do you recommend staying? Looking at Airbnb there seems to be West Sedona, Uptown, area around chapel of the holy cross, and village of oak creek. We are looking to simply explore Sedona for a couple of days - hike, relax and have a decent dinner 1 or 2 nights. Notihing fancy really.

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7. Re: Roadtrip - Vegas , GC, Sedona, Antelope, Bryce, and Zion

It doesn’t matter what part of Sedona you choose for your lodging. You’ll use your car everyday to tour all sides of Sedona anyway.

If you follow Connie’s wise advice, you’ll be here for 3 nights and most of 3 days. That is the minimum time you’ll need, especially since it will be the busy holiday weekend.

Book something ASAP.

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