The next day, head east to Monument Valley, a Navajo Nation park that is home to some of the most readily recognizable rocks in the world. The buttes, mesas, and spires of this high-desert landscape have served as backdrops for countless Western movies and TV shows, and an equally large number of TV commercials. You can tour Monument Valley in your own car, but you'll likely get more out of your visit if you take a guided jeep or horseback tour. En route from Page, be sure to visit Navajo National Monument, where you can see the cliff dwellings of Betatakin.
From Monument Valley, drive southeast to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, which is also on the Navajo Nation. You can tour the north and south rims of Canyon de Chelly by car, and it's also possible to hike down into the canyon at White House Ruins. However, to visit any other parts of the canyon floor, you'll have to go on a tour with a Navajo guide. There are a wide variety of tour options here, including on foot, on horseback, in your own 4X4 (if you have one), in a guide's 4X4, or in a large all-terrain truck. These latter tours are the most common.
The next day, head south to Ganado and the historic Hubble Trading Post and then drive east to the mesas of the Hopi Reservation. Tour Walpi village and stop in at some crafts galleries before continuing south to Winslow. Be sure to stop and visit the restored La Posada hotel. From Winslow, drive east to Holbrook and Petrified Forest National Park. If it's not too late, you might want to drive south to Pinetop-Lakeside for the night. Otherwise, there are lots of chain motels in Holbrook. This town also has the Wigwam Motel, a Route 66 landmark.
From Pinetop, get an early start and head east to Springerville/Eagar and the start of the Coronado Trail scenic highway. This road winds for more than 100 miles south to the mining towns of Morenci and Clifton, and though the going is often very slow, the high country scenery is gorgeous.
Continuing south by way of Safford will bring you into the land once claimed by Apache leaders Geronimo and Cochise. West of the town of Willcox, you'll find the Amerind Foundation Museum, one of the state's finest museums. Exhibits contain artifacts from many of Arizona's Native American tribes. From the town of Benson, head south to Tombstone (yes, it is a real town). You can stay here for the night or continue south to Bisbee, another old mining town turned arts community. If you're good at sticking to itineraries, then as far in advance as possible, try to get a reservation to visit Kartchner Caverns. These caverns, said to be some of the most beautiful in the country, opened to the public in 1999, and currently it is necessary to make a reservation in order to take a tour.
From Kartchner Caverns, it is less than an hour to Tucson. You should plan on spending two nights in Tucson. The best use of your time here will be to head out to the west unit of Saguaro National Park to see the large stands of giant saguaro cacti. To learn more about Arizona's Sonoran Desert, visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is more of a zoo than a museum. Leave plenty of time for this one. Many people who think they'll just breeze through end up spending half a day here. Also in this same area you'll find Old Tucson Studios, a western movie set turned amusement park. Here, you can walk a reasonable facsimile of the streets of Laredo. Genuine Tucson history can be seen in downtown's historic neighborhoods and at San Xavier del Bac, a 200-year-old Spanish mission church that is known as the White Dove of the Desert.