I've reviewed all of the hiking and itinerary suggestions, and I think I've developed my ideal, one-day trip; however, I wanted to run it by the forum to see if it checked out. I'll be driving from the Grand Canyon.
5am - 7:30 - Drive from GCNP to Sedona
7:30am - 10:30 - Hike Doe Mtn
11am - 1pm Jeep Tour
1pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm - 6:30pm - Hike Devil's Bridge
7pm - Catch sunset off Airport Rd.
This isn't a strict itinerary, more of a loose guide for my day (I hate keeping an exact schedule on vacation). My two primary concerns are: 1) will the drive take longer if I pull over a couple of times at viewpoints; and 2) will this give me a good perspective of the area, or will I be missing out on something I'll regret? Obviously, wish I could stay longer, but I only have 24 hours.