9 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Victorian Photography Studio, & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC route planner .

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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