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Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

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Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

Hello & thank you in advance for your help. Visiting from NZ for Xmas time. We have 15 days from date of arrival into LAX (Dec 22). Could you please suggest an itinerary for the above destinations, spread over the 15 days, with return to LA ... and especially with somewhere special to spend Xmas. We don’t mind passing through Vegas but have little interest in staying there for more than a night. Active family, two older teens, love hiking and adventure. Visited Zion and Bryce when children were a lot younger 13 years ago. Many thanks!

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1. Re: Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

3 nights each at Sedona and Springdale for Zions. 1 night each for Bryce and Page in between.

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2. Re: Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

Many thanks RedRox. Is there one destination over the others where you would choose to spend Christmas at?

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3. Re: Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

If you’re looking for a place with dining options and other services, then Springdale or Sedona would be my preference. Flagstaff might be an option too.

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4. Re: Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

Thanks again RedRox, very much appreciate your guidance!

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5. Re: Xmas - Sedona, Antelope Canyo, Zion, Bryce - itinerary help

You haven't mentioned the Grand Canyon. Are you intentionally skipping it? I know you mentioned being at Bryce and Zion many years ago so you may be intentionally leaving it off the list.

I wouldn't plan on spending time in Page other than to do Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. There isn't much else to do in winter and it isn't like Sedona where the landscape is interesting. In Page, what you want to see is below you - you don't see anything from the car or a hotel balcony. There isn't much of a town to speak of so once you are done with your slot canyon tour (which ever you decide to take) thats it.

Maybe stop at Joshua Tree to break up the drive. Spend the 24th in Scottsdale where you can find great restaurants and holiday activities (maybe Fairmont Princess). You can adjust to the time change and take a hike in the McDowells (there are plenty of other options). Then head to Sedona and the rest of your trip.

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