15 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

15 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

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15 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, explore and take pictures at Chase Field, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phoenix travel site .

Glasgow, UK to Phoenix is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Glasgow in July: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 48°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
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 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Santa Fe (Canyon Road, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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