Have started a new thread for this specific question (meantime thanks for all the replies to my previous thread...)
We are staying at the South rim of Grand Canyon on night of 28th July. Morning of 29th (9am) we have booked a helicopter ride over the Canyon, then night of 30th July we are booked into the Twenty Nine Palms Inn (Joshua Tree National Park)
So in a nutshell I'm looking for advice on where to go on the 29th and where to stopover that night? Currently planning to visit Flagstaff and Sedona area during the day, but thinking best to get closer to 29 Palms for the overnight stop so we have more time to check out the Joshua Tree park on the 30th when we get there
Any suggestions of good places to stay in this direction? Looking at a map there's nothing obvious so would welcome your thoughts (Kingman? Lake Havasu City?)
And anything else we should plan to do/see on the way? Is it worth going out to the Petrified Forest or is this a bit out of our way?