Arizona’s pleasures are outsized, from the red-rock mesa in Sedona and nostalgic roadside attractions along Route 66 to the Wild West tall tales of Tombstone and the ancient homes of the Ancestral Pueblo people. That’s to say nothing of the majesty of the Grand Canyon, which can only be measured on a geological scale.
Our specialists have explored the state extensively, seeing both the highlights and the less-visited sights. It means they’re well placed to build your Arizona vacation around your interests — they can suggest the best time to catch the Hatch chile harvest, share where to go for the best photos of the canyon, and arrange for you to take a horseback ride through the sun-baked desert.
You can find out about the state’s pre-Columbian history at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, visit a well-preserved 18th-century mission in Tucson and explore the later cowboy culture in Scottsdale’s Old Town. See the ridged and prickly namesake cacti of Saguaro National Park, take a 4x4 tour along the Sidewinder Trail though the arroyos in high country and discover the life and works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who spent his summers in the state for decades.
Places to visit in Arizona
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Arizona, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary featuring Arizona
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Arizona, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Arizona
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Places in and around Arizona
- Flagstaff Arizona
- Grand Canyon National Park Arizona
- Kayenta, Monument Valley Arizona
- Page Arizona
- Phoenix Arizona
- Sedona Arizona
- Tucson Arizona
- Winslow Arizona
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 329 kilometers away
- Zion National Park 339 kilometers away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 364 kilometers away
- Las Vegas 374 kilometers away
- Mesa Verde National Park 434 kilometers away
- Torrey 441 kilometers away
- Palm Springs 450 kilometers away
- Albuquerque 469 kilometers away
- Canyonlands National Park 472 kilometers away
- Durango 474 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Arizona
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Arizona. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Situated just off old Route 66, close to historic downtown Flagstaff, the Radisson Woodlands Hotel provides easy access to a variety of outdoor activities.
The Little America Hotel is situated within 500 acres of ponderosa pine forest at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, making it ideally located for a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Lake Powell Resort is located at the Wahweap Marina in Page, with a wealth of activities, both land and water based on its doorstep.
Overlooking the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and within minutes of Antelope Slot Canyon and Lake Powell, Courtyard Page hotel offers a good base from which to explore the area.
Set in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson, Tanque Verde Ranch is ideal for adventurous horseback adventures and for those looking to sample the great outdoors.
The White Stallion is an informal ranch and working cattle station featuring spacious guest rooms with private patios overlooking either the cactus gardens or mountains.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is located on a plateau high above the city of Tucson. Its 93 acres offer a distinct desert style of accommodation coupled with modern luxury.
Built in the 1920s in the Southwest Spanish/Mexican style, La Posada is located in the heart of Winslow, on the famous Route 66. The property, which is also suitable for families, offers 86 guest rooms, many with period decor features.
The Amara Resort Hotel and Spa is a creekside sanctuary that offers the best of all worlds; situated along Oak Creek with a spectacular backdrop of red rocks, as well as being close to the uptown area of Sedona.
Shaded by cottonwood trees, the Enchantment Resort's guest rooms and suites are situated in casitas or casas spread throughout the resort.
The Orchards Inn of Sedona is perched upon the hillside, overlooking the Sedona's distinctive red rocks. The hotel is conveniently located on Main Street, close to dining, shopping and entertainment.
Spacious rooms, a wide range of facilities and a convenient location make the Grand Canyon Squire Inn a comfortable option. The indoor and outdoor pools, bowling alley and games room offer plenty of interest after a day of exploring.
Located just half an hour's drive from the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, Under Canvas strives to create a comfortable yet immersive experience in one of America's most scenic national parks.
One of the few hotels conveniently located within the park itself, historic El Tovar Hotel offers charismatic and charming accommodation along with a renowned fine-dining restaurant with stunning views of the canyon.
The only lodging facility to be found at the Grand Canyon's North Rim, the Grand Canyon Lodge is located at Bright Angel. Its outside terrace offers magnificent views over the Grand Canyon.
Yavapai Lodge East offers 198 rooms, including some wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, coffee-making facilities and a refrigerator.