8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Vail Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Vail Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vail
— 2 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday app.

Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Vail.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Vail

— 2 nights

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 28th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, make a trip to Main Street, then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Booth Falls Trail and then admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vail online day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Vail by car takes about 9.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect colder days and about the same nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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