8 days in Kansas City, Colorado & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Kansas City, Colorado & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Durango
— 1 night
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City tour builder website.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and finally take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City holiday builder app.

You can fly from Kansas City to Canon City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in August, Canon City is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Winfield, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista road trip planning app.

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. In August, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 4th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 5th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, thentake a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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