5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

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5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

Phoenix
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Phoenix

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon North Rim. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon North Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon North Rim

3
days
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Change things up with a short trip to Taliesin West in Scottsdale (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 44°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Musical Instrument Museum
Taliesin West

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