9 days in Durango & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Durango & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durango
— 3 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez) and Mesa Verde National Park (Nordenskiold #16 Trail, Cliff Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Durango. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez Cultural Center
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

5
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 7th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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