9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sat): get great views at Hopi Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then trek along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Detroit to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to On The Edge Gallery, then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and then look for gifts at Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix online tour planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in Phoenix hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips