9 days in Flagstaff & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Flagstaff & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Flagstaff & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Flagstaff
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Houston

6
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Sharlot Hall Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Northern Arizona and Son Silver West Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Whiskey Row (in Prescott), Rimrock (Montezuma Well & V-Bar-V Heritage Site) and Jerome (Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery & Jerome State Historic Park). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, explore and take pictures at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online trip itinerary builder .

Houston to Flagstaff is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder days in Flagstaff, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sedona, Rimrock, Prescott, Clarkdale, Jerome
Highlights from your plan
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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