15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Colorado Springs, Fly to Oakland

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 9 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Kolb Studio. Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 5 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Bear Lake and Trail Ridge Road. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Nederland (Caribou Ranch Open Space, Mud Lake Trail, &more) and Lake Isabelle (in Ward). And it doesn't end there: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Peaks Wilderness, stroll through Cub Lake Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in Rocky Mountain National Park dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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