14 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

14 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Krasnodar, Russia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Krasnodar to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krasnodar in December, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Bring the kids along to Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove. There's still lots to do: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip