5 days in Durham & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Durham & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Durham
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Durham

— 1 day

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, and then walk around Pullen Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durham online route maker.

Charlotte to Durham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. September in Durham sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 9th (Wed), hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel website.

Getting from Durham to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 32 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Durham in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature