4 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Phoenix & Horseshoe Bend Itinerary

4 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Phoenix & Horseshoe Bend Itinerary

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4 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Phoenix & Horseshoe Bend Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Horseshoe Bend
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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 15th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In February, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 49°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, with highs in Phoenix at 74°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden ©
Japanese Friendship Garden

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Crown Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Horseshoe Bend trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Phoenix to Horseshoe Bend. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in February, expect nights in Horseshoe Bend to be little chillier, around 33°F, while days are colder, around 52°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crown Lake ©
Crown Lake

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