4 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

4 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Phoenix attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Phoenix are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

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Old Town Scottsdale
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get great views at Mather Point, then cruise along East Rim Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and then trek along Rim Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 19°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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