10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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1
Phoenix
— 6 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

6
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and Commemorative Air Force Museum. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery in Chandler--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, get engrossed in the history at Phoenix Police Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Phoenix. In August, daytime highs in Phoenix are 105°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Commemorative Air Force Museum, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Commemorative Air Force Museum ©
Commemorative Air Force Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, steep yourself in history at 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 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
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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