14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Utah & Cañon City Itinerary

14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Utah & Cañon City Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Provo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Park City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Jorge Chávez International Airport

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 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 enjoy Grand Canyon Village and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Lima, Peru to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lima to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Lima - with highs of 8°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In December, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Provo.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Provo

— 2 nights
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43mi south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at The Shops at Riverwoods, see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, then relax and rejuvenate at Calming Touch Massage LLC, and finally steep yourself in history at Lehi Roller Mills. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Provo City Center Temple, admire the majestic nature at Utah Lake State Park, then head outdoors with Nice Sky Adventures Paragliding & Hang Gliding, and finally take a memorable tour with Wasatch Guide Service.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Provo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect nights in Provo to be about the same, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Park City.

Things to do in Provo

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City

— 4 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Backcountry Snowmobiling and Park City Mountain Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Park City: Salt Lake City (Art at the Main Gallery, Temple Square, &more), Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, shop like a local with Fatali Gallery, stroll through Ski Butlers Park City, and explore by horseback at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Park City tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Provo to Park City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Provo in December since evenings lows in Park City dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cañon City.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cañon City travel route website.

Getting from Park City to Cañon City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Park City in December: high temperatures in Cañon City hover around 11°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.