10 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Flagstaff Itinerary

10 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Flagstaff Itinerary

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10 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Flagstaff Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Valley and Sand Dune Arch. Get outdoors at Park Avenue Trail and Double O Arch. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Wolfe Ranch, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, and take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Kansas City to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in June, expect nights in Moab to be a bit cooler, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Castle Valley ©
Castle Valley
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, then cruise along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Montezuma Well and Fay Canyon Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Oak Creek Vista Point. Take a break from Flagstaff with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Sedona, about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Montezuma Well
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Arizona Snowbowl ©
Arizona Snowbowl

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