6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

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6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Denver
— 3 nights
Denver

2
days
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.
On the 27th (Fri), trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
days
Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Denver dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo

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