United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

please help w/ trip for visually-impaired 10 year old to Arizona/ GC!

Jump to last reply

Hello,
I am trying to develop an itinerary for our trip to the Grand Canyon by way of Phoenix the second week of April. Our ten year old son is losing his vision to a retinal disease, yet, still has very functional peripheral vision with which he can appreciate some sights and much adventure. We have a lengthy list of natural wonders we want him to see before his vision worsens and the Grand Canyon is next on our list.

Over the school spring break, we would like to take he and our 14 year old daughter to the area for the sights, hiking and rafting. I have done some research, but am struggling to develop an itinerary that allows us to see a great deal, yet, also is at a reasonable pace that permits enjoyment. I have crafted two potential routes, but am very open to input. We are willing to fly out of a different airport on the departure even though it's more expensive.

Below are my thoughts. Thank you so much for any insight and advice!


Itinerary with round trip from PHX
Day one (Sunday) arrive in PHX in late eve....drive to sedona for night(late arrival)
Day two : second night in Sedona (hike)
Day three: Sedona ( hike)
Day four: Drive to Grand Canyon (stay one night)
Day five: Drive to Page (stay next two nights)
Day Six : Raft on Lake Powell (stay another night)
Day Seven: Drive to Flagstaff or somewhere closer to Airport
Day Eight: Leave early from PHX

Itinerary with arrival in PHX and Departure St. George UT

Day one: Arrive late, drive to Sedona for next two nights
Day two: see and Hike Sedona
Day Three: Drive to Grand Canyon and spend night
Day four Drive to Page for two nights
Day five: Raft Lake Powell and spend night
Day Six: Drive to Bryce Canyon and Spend night
Day Seven:Drive closer to St. George
Day Eight: leave from ST. George UT early in morning.

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Road Trip in January - New Orleans to Lexington
  2. 2 Car Needed in Austin?
  3. 3 Delaware - what do you recommend?
  4. 4 West Coast Road Trip
  5. 5 Glacier NP & Yellowstone NP 8 day trip Itinerary
  6. 6 6 Days in NYC and then to Orlando - Best way to fly?
  7. 7 Provincetown: Parking in City Lots and Restaurant Recommendations
  8. 8 Relaxing Honeymoon Week
  9. 9 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  10. 10 Albuquerque to Vegas drive and sights
  11. 11 Looking For Warm Vacation Spot for December in US With 16 Months Old
  12. 12 Maui itinerary
  13. 13 Which Florida Key for one month stay with infant?
  14. 14 Las vegas and Grand canyon trip with parents ( 4 days)
  15. 15 One day trip to New york or Washington DC (First visit)!
  16. 16 Portland, OR to Crater Lake to Portland- most scenic route
  17. 17 East Coast Road Trip
  18. 18 advice for San jose to Napa limo
  19. 19 4 week family trip ideas
  20. 20 Planning for Fall Foliage in NE, Oct 2015
  21. 21 Pirateland SC
  22. 22 4 day trip from Denver this fall - First time in the Rockies - Where to go?
  23. 23 San Diego with Kids
  24. 24 Metro Card Options
  25. 25 New England Newbie - Help with 13 night itinerary - October
View next 25 » Back to the top