Itinerary, Road trip

Sample Itinerary: Page, Arizona

I planned this trip last year (September 2014) when my husband and I decided to explore Arizona. Here is the itinerary for our trip. You can obviously plan your own but I just want to show you how easy it is to tackle three POI in two days. This can be helpful especially for those of you that work Monday-Friday and only have the weekend to explore. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions. Have fun!

Side Note: My friends from Los Angeles, CA followed our itinerary but with changes to their travel time.

 



Day 1: Saturday

9:00 am- Travel to Page, Arizona from our home in Las Vegas, NV (4 hours and 23 min)

2:00 pm- Arrival (w/ food and restroom stops)

2:30 pm- Glen Canyon Dam

4:00 pm- Check in Hotel

4:30 pm- Horseshoe Bend

6:30 pm- Dinner

Day 2: Sunday

10:00 am- Tour of Antelope Canyon (lasts for approx 1 hour and 20 min)

12:00 pm- Lunch

1:00 pm- Horseshoe Bend again πŸ™‚

2:30 pm- Travel back to Las Vegas


Glen Canyon Dam/Carl Hayden Visitor Center

  • Summer Hours (mid May-mid Sept): 8 am to 6 pm
  • Winter Hours (November-February): 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
  • Rest of the year, open daily: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
  • Phone: 928-608-6200
  • Tours of the Dam: 928-608-6072
  • Tour Info: Tours last approx 45 min and is limited to 20 people. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Fees: $5 Adults (ages 17+),Β $2.50 (ages 7-16),Β Free (ages 0-6),Β $4 (Seniors and Military)

Holiday Inn

  • Address: 643 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
  • Phone: (928) 645-9900
  • Pros: Located near all three POI,Β Free Breakfast and Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Didn’t find any at that time. Clean and spacious rooms. Friendly staff.
  • Rates: Depending on your check-in and check-out date.

Horseshoe Bend

  • Location: From Page, AZ drive south on Highway 89 to between mileposts 544 & 545. Look for the exit lane and from there you can find the parking lot.
  • Trail: approx 1.5 miles roundtrip. Walking time: 45 minutes total.
  • Quick Tips: Stay hydrated! Bring water and protect yourself from the sun if hiking during the summer months. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. There are no rails, so please be careful and be mindful of your footing near the cliff. Bring your cameras and gopros! This is a unique photo op!

Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon:

  • Tour: Ken’s Tours
  • GPS Location: N 36 Degrees 54′ 9″ W 111 Degrees 24′ 39″ (They don’t have a physical address)
  • Directions: Take highway 98 toward Kaibeto, turn left on Navajo Route N22B (Antelope Rd Point) for about 1/4 mile.
  • Phone: (928) 606-2168
  • Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
  • Reservations: You can make reservations on their website at Ken’s Tours
  • Tour info: Tours run every 20 min. Tour groups are max of 15 people.
  • Fees: $20.00 per person (ages 13+), $12.00 (ages 7-12), FREE (ages 6 and under). Plus $8.00 Navajo permit fee. CASH ONLY
  • Quick tips: Bring water, wear comfortable footwear, sunscreen and hat.
  • Info: No pets allowed. Health concerns-steep ladders and narrow slots.
  • Pros: Near the entrance to Lower Antelope Canyon, affordable prices and easy reservations.
  • Cons: The tour can be fast paced at times and you don’t have time to take pictures.

Disclaimer: This itinerary may or may not work for you depending on where you live. Although, I’m hoping you guys find good information from this post that can help you with your travels. Cheers!

7 Comments

  1. Trixie

    December 1, 2015 at 3:25 am

    This is very helpful! I like planning and this is so organized.

    I kept all the plans and information in my head when we went to Gold Coast plans didn’t go too well haha!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      December 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Hey Trix! Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚ Yes me too I like the planning part as much as the traveling part haha. It’s okay. Things change so the only thing you can do is enjoy your time right? Hopefully I can visit Australia soon. Let’s go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef!

  2. Rosemary

    June 4, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Lovely just wat I was searching for. Thanks to the author for taking his clock time on this one.

  3. Jenn

    October 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Hi! I’m wondering if you would recommend I do the Upper canyon for Antelope with my mother who’s about 60, she’s in shape, but older.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      October 26, 2016 at 1:43 am

      Hi Jenn! I would recommend Upper Antelope for you and your mom. Lower Antelope has steep steps and has narrow slots that might be challenging for your mom even though she’s fit. Upper Antelope is beautiful in its own way. The only downside is it can get crowded because its easier to get to than the Lower one. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  4. Lan

    February 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hi there, thank you for the sample itin. My friends & I w/be there in 2 weeks & w/be using your itin as a guide. I noticed you didn’t include the Upper Antelope in your itin. Do you think we would have time to do the Upper Antelope too if we plan to be there on 2/18 & 2/19? Thanks in advance.
    Lan

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Hi there Lan! That’s awesome, I’m really glad you guys found my sample itinerary helpful. I didn’t include the Upper Antelope because we didn’t get the chance to go there during our trip. But if you guys want to check out both sites, I believe it’s doable. You guys can either do both sites on one day or do the Upper Antelope on 2/18 then do the Lower one on 2/19. The tours only last 1.5-2 hrs anyway so you’ll have time to go to Horseshoe Bend as well. Hope that helps! And thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚ Have fun!

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