15 days in South Central North Dakota & Northern Arizona Itinerary

15 days in South Central North Dakota & Northern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Bismarck
— 2 nights
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Williams
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Tampa

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Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Bismarck is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, stroll around General Sibley Park & Campground, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, and take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck road trip planning app.

Tampa to Bismarck is an approximately 29.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Tampa to Bismarck, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Bismarck is colder than Tampa - with highs of 69°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot, and then look for gifts at The Gallery in Williams.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Williams trip planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Williams in 21 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Williams is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 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 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get great views at Lipan Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Williams in May, with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 19th (Wed), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique, explore the activities along Lake Powell, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Page itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chinle

— 2 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore and take pictures at South Rim Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chinle trip planner.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Chinle hover around 71°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails