15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Bright Angel History Room. Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Bear Lake and Emerald Lake Trail. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Nederland (Caribou Ranch Open Space, Mud Lake Trail, &more) and Lake Isabelle (in Ward). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Peaks Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Rocky Mountain National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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