6 days in Galena & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Galena & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Galena
— 1 night
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Taxi to Dubuque, IA, Bus to Madison, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Madison, Bus to Dubuque

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Galena

— 1 night
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 1st (Tue), shop like a local with Outside the Lines Art Gallery Galena, sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clock Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galena road trip planning site.

Dubuque to Galena is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Galena

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions website.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Galena to Grand Canyon National Park in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Galena to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Galena in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature