18 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

18 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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18 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

14
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goldfield Ghost Town and Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town Scottsdale and Aridus Wine Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Sahuaro Ranch Park (in Glendale), Scottsdale (Old Adobe Mission, Cosanti Foundation, & more) and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Desert Botanical Garden, try to win big at Harrah's Ak-chin Casino, get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Phoenix. In July, daytime highs in Phoenix are 106°F, while nighttime lows are 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Sahuaro Ranch Park, Harrah's Ak-chin Casino, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Balloon Rides
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Havasu Falls as well as Lipan Point. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in a show at Hopi House, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Havasu Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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