15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Crescent City & Rapid City Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Crescent City & Rapid City Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Bus to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Foot to SB Paradise after Desert Inn, Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Crescent City
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Crescent City
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 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.
On the 29th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 3 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent City: Lady Bird Johnson Grove (in Orick), Redwood National Park (Tall Trees Grove & California Coastal Trail) and Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial (in Klamath). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, stop by Rumiano Cheese Company, trot along with Crescent Trail Rides, and hike along Stout Grove.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Crescent City takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Crescent City, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road) and Keystone (Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

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Getting from Crescent City to Rapid City by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crescent City in November: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 48°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips