11 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

11 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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11 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Grand Canyon National Park

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes All-Star Grand Canyon Tours as well as Cape Royal. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Grand Canyon National Park. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Garden of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs in 11 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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