13 days in Orlando, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

13 days in Orlando, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Orlando
— 3 nights
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Orlando. October in Orlando sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Big Room, explore the activities along Green Lake, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, and get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

5
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.
On the 27th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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