Engaging natural wonders, invigorating outdoor recreation and fascinating cultural attractions make Flagstaff a great base for a few days. Set at the foot of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks, and surrounded by lush national forests, this lively, attractive city exemplifies Wild West charm whilst offering a wide range of year-round activities.
Flagstaff also has plenty of educational and cultural attractions; be sure to see the award-winning Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona which explains the cultures of the native Navajo, Havasupai and Hopi peoples. The Pioneer Museum offers a glimpse of what life was like for early settlers in the region and includes a 1929 Baldwin locomotive in its collection.
The city also has an arboretum and a planetarium, along with plenty of Route 66 nostalgia as Flagstaff was a significant destination along this iconic route. The entire area is a living anthropology and geology lesson, with ancient Native American ruins and stunning scenery at the Sunset Crater, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments just waiting to be explored.
Suggested itinerary featuring Flagstaff
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Flagstaff, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Flagstaff
- Sedona 24 miles away
- Winslow 56 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 58 miles away
- Arizona 59 miles away
- Page 120 miles away
- Phoenix 124 miles away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 132 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 152 miles away
- Zion National Park 158 miles away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 169 miles away
- Las Vegas 209 miles away
- Tucson 211 miles away
- Torrey 215 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 227 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 238 miles away
- Durango 255 miles away
- Moab 261 miles away
- Arches National Park 269 miles away
- Albuquerque 283 miles away
- Telluride 286 miles away
- Utah 286 miles away
- Palm Springs 294 miles away
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