Arizona National Parks Road Trip — A Perfect 4-Day Itinerary

Arizona is a treasure trove of unique landscapes, rugged cliffs, and  million-year-old fossils that draw in tourists from all over the US.

The locals can’t recommend that you make time to take on an Arizona road trip itinerary at least once in your life, enough! You’ll find 24 national parks, monuments, memorials, and historic sites dotted all over Arizona.

In this guide, we unpack some of the best things to do and see at  each of three Arizona national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest,  and Saguaro.

If you’re not running short on time, feel free to stop at one or two of the most Instagrammable places in Phoenix for a quick photo-op.

Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park

This quaint city is often used as the base camp for visitors to the Grand Canyon, and it’s not hard to see why.

Check-In at Your Hotel in Flagstaff and Drive to the Grand Canyon

The Desert View Drive is a scenic road that runs along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Arrive in Grand Canyon National Park

Start your day bright and early so you have a full day to explore Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park

If you’re visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time, you’ll want to start your adventure by exploring one of the park’s best hiking trails.

Hike the Rim Trail

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