9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Clarita Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Clarita Itinerary

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9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Santa Clarita Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Clarita
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

1
night
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 6th (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

6
nights
Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Attractions like Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Barbara Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara & Stearns Wharf), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Santa Monica Pier, & more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and cool off at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Clarita sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Clarita takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Santa Clarita dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, The Getty Villa, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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