6 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Petrified Forest National Park Itinerary

6 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Petrified Forest National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Petrified Forest National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

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New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Grandeur Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. On your second day here, trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 57°F and lows at 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): hike along Blue Mesa, look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal Forest Loop, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Jasper Forest Overlook.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park takes 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Loop ©
Crystal Forest Loop

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