9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Malibu Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Malibu Itinerary

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9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Malibu Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Malibu
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are much colder (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Take a break from Malibu with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and make a trip to Malibu Pier.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Malibu takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Malibu due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Malibu, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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