8 days in Petrified Forest National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Petrified Forest National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Petrified Forest National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  31​h
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert and then identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal Forest Loop.

Make your Petrified Forest National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Pittsburgh to Petrified Forest National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Petrified Forest National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Petrified Forest National Park when traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Crystal Forest Loop ©
Crystal Forest Loop
Giant Logs ©
Giant Logs

4
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.
On the 5th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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