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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Grand Canyon National Park
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Crescent City
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
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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 29th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
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: Redwood National Park (Tall Trees Grove & California Coastal Trail), Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial (in Klamath) and Lady Bird Johnson Grove (in Orick). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, stop by Rumiano Cheese Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach, and trek along Stout Grove.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Crescent City takes 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Crescent City is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer evenings in Crescent City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

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: identify plant and animal life 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.

Make your Rapid City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Crescent City to Rapid City by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

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