9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Glenwood Springs & Indianapolis Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Glenwood Springs & Indianapolis Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Powell Point and Mohave Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Canyon National Park side-trips: Supai (Mooney Falls & Navajo Falls). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Moran Point, and stroll around Indian Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Supai
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Shoshone Point ©
Shoshone Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Johnson Park Miniature Golf, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Snowmass Village Hiking Trails, grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road, and then fly down the slopes at Aspen Skiing Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Glenwood Springs in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (35°F), and nights are about the same (21°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aspen, Snowmass Village Hiking Trails
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas
Johnson Park Miniature Golf ©
Johnson Park Miniature Golf

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Indiana Medical History Museum, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, thenexamine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, thentrek along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Fort Harrison State Park, have some family-friendly fun at BlueWall Virtual Reality, and then learn about winemaking at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co..

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis trip builder site.

You can fly from Glenwood Springs to Indianapolis in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glenwood Springs to Indianapolis is 2 hours. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
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Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. ©
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
Rhythm! Discovery Center ©
Rhythm! Discovery Center
Fort Harrison State Park ©
Fort Harrison State Park

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