15 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Manchester

7
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and U.S. Naval Academy. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Annapolis Historic District (in Annapolis) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Fell's Point, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel route app .

Manchester, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Washington DC. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Annapolis, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, Skyline Drive, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and The Historic Seligman Sundries. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Canyon National Park: Seligman (The Rusty Bolt & Return to the 50s). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Seligman
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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