5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Cancun Itinerary

5 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Cancun Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  48 h
2
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7 h
End: Washington DC, United States

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night
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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 7th (Sat), get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in March since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 23°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Museums Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Cancun in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Cancun reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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