7 days in Vail, Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

7 days in Vail, Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Vail
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and then test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Vail day trip site.

Pearland to Vail is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pearland to Vail, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Pearland in December, with highs in Vail at 25°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room

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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 27th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and then stop by Tusayan General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Vail to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and finally get great views at Farview Curve Overlook. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and finally examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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