32 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & New Hampshire Itinerary

32 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park & New Hampshire Itinerary

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1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 5 nights
3
North Conway
— 6 nights
4
Pittsburg
— 1 night
5
Franconia
— 5 nights
6
Holderness
— 1 night
7
Rye
— 4 nights

8
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.
Get outdoors at Coyote Buttes and Lipan Point. Head to Cameron Trading Post and Canyon Village Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and trek along Hermit Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cameron Trading Post, Coyote Buttes
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Cameron Trading Post ©
Cameron Trading Post
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

5
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Guadalupe Peak and King's Palace. Get outdoors at Big Room and Sitting Bull Falls. Explore Carlsbad Caverns National Park's surroundings by going to McKittrick Canyon (in Guadalupe Mountains National Park) and Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (in Carlsbad).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad
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Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

6
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at White Mountain Winery and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Washington and Glen Ellis Falls. Step out of North Conway with an excursion to Crawford Notch State Park in Hart's Location--about 32 minutes away. On the 18th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Wildcat Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Echo Lake State Park, stop by Bavarian Chocolate Haus, and get some fabulous bargains at Settlers Green.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our North Conway road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to North Conway in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to North Conway due to the time zone difference. In August, North Conway is slightly colder than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburg.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jackson, Hart's Location, Mount Washington, Echo Lake State Park, Attitash Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls

1
night
Pittsburg

Pittsburg ©
Pittsburg is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by First Lake General Store and then contemplate the waterfront views at Connecticut Lakes Region.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburg itinerary maker app.

You can drive from North Conway to Pittsburg in 2.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Pittsburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in Pittsburg

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Connecticut Lakes Region ©
Connecticut Lakes Region
First Lake General Store ©
First Lake General Store

5
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chutters and Franconia Notch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New England Ski Museum and Flume Gorge. There's much more to do: cool off at Whales Tale Waterpark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach, look for gifts at Harman's Cheese & Country Store, and take in the dramatic natural features at Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Franconia vacation planner.

Drive from Pittsburg to Franconia in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Holderness.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Littleton, Lincoln, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, The Brick Store, Bretton Woods at Mount Washington Resort
Highlights from your plan
Chutters ©
Chutters
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

1
night
Holderness

Holderness ©
Holderness is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): Head underground at Polar Caves Park and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Tilton. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at New Hampshire Boat Museum and then steep yourself in history at Canterbury Shaker Village.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Holderness holiday maker app.

You can drive from Franconia to Holderness in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Holderness are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Rye.

Things to do in Holderness

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tanger Outlets Tilton, Polar Caves Park, Canterbury Shaker Village, New Hampshire Boat Museum
Highlights from your plan
Polar Caves Park ©
Polar Caves Park
Canterbury Shaker Village ©
Canterbury Shaker Village
New Hampshire Boat Museum ©
New Hampshire Boat Museum

4
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Children's Museum of New Hampshire and Woodman Institute Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wallis Sands State Beach and Jenness State Beach. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smuttynose Brewing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rye trip planner.

Drive from Holderness to Rye in 2 hours. Traveling from Holderness in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Rye. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dover, Jenness State Beach, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Smuttynose Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Jenness State Beach ©
Jenness State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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