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3 Days in Phoenix: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2010

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Phoenix is the perfect base for your Grand Canyon and desert adventures. From land tours to heart-in-your-mouth aerial sightseeing, there's lots of different ways to get the best out of your trip to Arizona. 

Day 1: Phoenix in Your Pocket

Get to know downtown Phoenix and the Valley Area on an afternoon tour, taking in the State Capitol, Camelback Mountain, the Wrigley Mansion, the saloons and shops of the Old Town area, and Scottsdale. Or give your credit card a workout on the fashion outlets tour. If time is tight, take a scenic Grand Canyon aerial tour. And as night falls, ride a Hummer into the neighboring Sonoran Desert to see the nocturnal desert creatures in action.

Day 2: The Grandest Canyon of All

Phoenix's proximity to the Grand Canyon is hard to beat. From day tours and flights to multi-day explorations , there are all kinds of ways to experience one of Mother Nature's most spectacular wonders. Perhaps the best way to sight-see is by air and ground on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Adventure, sending you flying over the deepest rim and on a scenic drive around the canyon. Or combine a West Rim helicopter flight with a stroll on the breathtaking Skywalk. Pace yourself and spend extra time at the Grand Canyon on a two-day adventure.

Day 3: Further Afield

A driving tour to the Grand Canyon takes you through the Sonoran Desert to the red rock country of Sedona via a Navajo Reservation. Soar across most of Arizona on a spectacular Monument Valley air and Jeep tour. Follow the Apache Trail through the legendary Superstitious Mountains and cruise Canyon Lake aboard a steamboat. Ride the Verde Canyon Train past desert cliffs and canyons. Or see and do it all on a three-day rail and road tour aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railroad.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour by Airplane

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Grand Canyon Aerial Tour Experience the sweeping panorama of Arizona from the air on this scenic tour over some of the Southwest's most awe-inspiring ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 3 - 7 hours

From USD $398.99

Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

This tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale showcases the highlights of Arizona’s largest cities in the Sonoran Desert. During this small-group tour, you’ll get a ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Arizona Desert Tour by UTV

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the wild country of Arizona on a personal UTV (utility terrain vehicle) – a 4WD off-road vehicle that drives like a car and is perfect for couples or ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.99

Segway Tour of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona

Explore Arizona's ‘jewel in the desert,’ Tempe Town Lake, located in the heart of beautiful Tempe. Tempe Town Lake is a reservoir and one of Arizona's top ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.89

SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Phoenix is hot, so cool off at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, where you’ll dive in and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.59

Salt River Kayak Adventure from Scottsdale

Soak up some sun on this fun kayak adventure with transport from Scottsdale. You’ll be picked up from your hotel by Hummer and whisked away to the Salt River. ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.99

Phoenix Golf Club Rental

Travel light and avoid expensive baggage fees by leaving your golf clubs at home and renting them in Phoenix! Reserve your clubs ahead of time so all you have ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.39

Self-Drive Twilight Tour through the Sonoran Desert

Experience the thrill of driving your own desert buggy through the Sonoran Desert on this exclusive twilight expedition near Phoenix! Discover the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.99

Sunset and City Lights Aerial Tour of Phoenix

Surrounded by mountain ranges, the desert metropolis of Phoenix is a truly stunning sight at sunset, when the city lights start twinkling as the sky goes dark, ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $237.99

Monument Valley Air and Jeep Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This tour encompasses most of Arizona during your scenic flight over the Tonto National Forest; up the Verde Valley; over the beautiful Sedona area; past the ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $698.99

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