8 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Oklahoma City & Catoosa Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Oklahoma City & Catoosa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Catoosa
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Desert View Watchtower as well as Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Modesto to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Modesto in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
You've now added Martin Park Nature Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): walk around Martin Park Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City route builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Oklahoma City takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Oklahoma City to be warmer, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Catoosa.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Catoosa

— 3 nights
Catoosa is a city in Rogers and Wagoner counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ray Harral Nature Park, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Muskogee, and then admire the majestic nature at Sequoyah State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oklahoma Aquarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Catoosa route planner.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Catoosa in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Catoosa are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Catoosa

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips