5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in a show at Hopi House, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect slightly colder with lows of -6°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get outdoors at Scott's Run Nature Preserve and Tidal Basin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Tomb of the Unknowns, Takoma Park Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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