7 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

7 days in Phoenix & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and KOLI Equestrian Center. Old Town Scottsdale and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock, gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Phoenix. In May, daytime highs in Phoenix are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boucher Trail, Toroweap Point, Grandview Trail, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, get great views at Grandview Point, hike along Tonto Trail, then hike along Grandview Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Toroweap Point, and finally trek along Boucher Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

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. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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