11 days in Glendale & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in Glendale & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Glendale
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Glendale

Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Bring the kids along to Montezuma Castle National Monument and Downtown Historic Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glendale: Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum), Prescott (Bucky O'Neill Monument, Yavapai County Courthouse Square, &more) and Cottonwood (Historic Old Town Cottonwood & Pillsbury Wine Company North). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Copper Star Indoor Shooting Range, buy something for everyone on your list at Arrowhead Towne Center, explore the ancient world of Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, and get lost in a book at Glendale Public Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glendale travel route site.

Ennis to Glendale is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ennis in June, expect Glendale to be much warmer, temps between 106°F and 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Glendale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 13th (Sat): get great views at Hopi Point and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Glendale to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Glendale in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature