10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona trip planner

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Phoenix
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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Phoenix

— 6 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Escape the urban bustle at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area and Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Commemorative Air Force Museum (in Mesa) and McDowell Mountain Regional Park (in Fountain Hills). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, engage your brain at Arizona Science Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak, and contemplate the long history of Rosson House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix tour itinerary builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Phoenix. In August, daytime highs in Phoenix are 105°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 11th (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Nightlife