10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Phoenix
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and Wells Fargo Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Commemorative Air Force Museum (in Mesa). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Phoenix. In August, daytime highs in Phoenix are 105°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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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 11th (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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