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

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

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Vail
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Vail

Vail ©
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.
On the 25th (Fri), hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Vail / Beaver Creek Resort and then take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vail road trip site.

Pearland to Vail is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pearland to Vail. In December, Vail is much colder than Pearland - with highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Frisco Escape Room, Copper Mountain
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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, stroll through Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Vail, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook
Chasm Falls ©
Chasm Falls

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. December in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
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Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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