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Ultimate one day itinerary in Page, AZ. Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend

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One day is not enough time to see everything in Page, AZ. But if you have to do it to stay on schedule, or you booked all your stay before visiting this website, this is the way to get the most out of your time (minimizing driving, and hitting optimal times for tours.) Here is the best one day itinerary in Page, AZ.

  • Sunrise:  Drive to Page, AZ/Antelope Canyon from where you are. Assuming you are in Zion, Grand Canyon, Sedona, or Monument Valley, this will take you between 2-4 hours.
  • 1030: tour of Antelope Canyon – Book a tour with Lower or Upper Antelope Canyon. Both Lower Antelope Canyon companies are suitable, or drive directly to Upper Canyon. 
  • 1 pm: Drive to Antelope Point Marina and have lunch at Ja’di’To’oh, the restaurant on the docks of the marina. Despite the funny name, its mostly burgers, pizza, salads, and sandwiches (at marina prices.)
  • 2 pm: Book a tour of Lake Powell with Antelope Point marina. This tour will take you up Antelope Canyon on the lake. There are other tours of the lake, but this is the fastest and has the least travel time on the water to get to a canyon.

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  1. Hi, we have been to Page before (20 years ago!) we hired a boat on Lake Powell and LOVED it but didn’t know about Antelope Canyon or Horseshoe Bend then so we are keen to incorporate it into our summer 2020 tour. We are really stuck and confused about how to plan things, please can you help? We are planning to drive from Palm Springs to the Grand Canyon, have one night here then on to Page for 2 nights where we will take in Antelope Canyon etc and also hire a boat on the lake. Are there only organised tours of the Canyon or can we drive/walk ourselves? Then we need to get to Vegas where we would like to spend a couple of nights before heading back to LAX for our journey home to England. Should we incorporate Zion after Page? If so, will one night be enough? Thank you, Nikki.

    1. Hi Nikki,
      Glad to hear that you’re planning a return visit to Page, AZ, to visit Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. You’ll find that Page, AZ, has grown quite a bit!
      Your trip looks quite well-planned as it is. You’ll find that the Grand Canyon is a very easy park to self-tour. On your arrival day, concentrate your sightseeing on Grand Canyon Village Historic District and the Hermit’s Rest/West Rim Drive. The latter area is closed to private vehicles during the summer months, but a free shuttle goes out to all the viewpoints along that 8-mile spur road that extends West of GC Village. If you wish, you can do a mix of walking along the easy, paved Rim Trail and riding the shuttles in between.
      On your way to Page, AZ, you’ll do a big chunk of your sightseeing of the Grand Canyon because the most logical route takes you out the East Rim/Desert View Drive of the park, where there are over half a dozen named viewpoints of the Grand Canyon, all with differing perspectives and distinguishing features. Don’t be surprised if this 2.5 hour drive ends up taking more along the lines of 3.5-4 hours. Consider stopping at the Cameron Trading Post for breakfast or brunch – the Navajo Tacos are delicious!
      Plan to tour Antelope Canyon the afternoon you arrive, then hit Horseshoe Bend just after sunrise the next morning before your Lake Powell boat rental or tour.
      On your way back to Las Vegas, I definitely would recommend going through Zion, but you really should allow for 2-3 days to fully explore and enjoy it. It’s a beautiful and huge park with lots to see and do. If it’s not possible to set aside at least an overnight, you can certainly drive through there on your way from Page, AZ, to Las Vegas, NV. That will add anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours onto your drive time.
      Hope that helps! Good luck, safe travels, and Happy New Year,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hello Alley

    I saw that “deluxe” tour has 4 people in a group instead of 10 in “general”. If we book the triple crown package, would the canyon tours still deluxe in both the canyons? thanks.

    1. Hi Hsiaomei,
      The “deluxe” Lower Antelope Canyon tour with the smaller group is not included in the Triple Crown package. The standard sightseer’s tour is what this package includes. If you prefer to do the “deluxe” Lower Antelope Canyon tour, you could simply book that tour by itself, then book the other two components of the Triple Crown (Upper Antelope and the Boat Tour) as a bundle. Just be sure to allow enough time between tours to transit to the different departure points.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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