We have never been to Arizona except for one day-trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas 34 years ago. We will be attending football game in Tempe November 8 and would like to spend the next week exploring the area. We will have a car and don't mind 3-4 hour drive in any direction but spouse doesn't necessarily want to go back to GC unless we see other places along the way.
Is it doable to drive down to Tuscon for a couple of days then up to Flagstaff for a couple more? Would you recommend a tour instead? Any ideas appreciated. We are interested in learning about the area, culture, attractions, etc. We will have to be back in Phoenix area Friday to catch afternoon flight out.