8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Waco Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Waco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

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Birmingham to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Birmingham, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Big Rocks Park, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and stop by Gourmet Gallery.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Waco by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Waco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Waco, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

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