6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Moran Point, then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and then get great views at Lipan Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Yaki Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Moran Point ©
Moran Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 7th (Mon), have fun at Howelsen Ice Arena and then hike along Yampa River Core Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Town Hot Springs and then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online road trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Steamboat Springs in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Steamboat Springs are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs
Howelsen Ice Complex ©
Howelsen Ice Complex
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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