8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

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8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Austin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and enjoy some music at Hopi House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Austin to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Oak Creek Canyon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Walnut Canyon National Monument. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup, look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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