10 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Alaska Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  60​h
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then trek along Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip 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. Traveling from Washington DC in February, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. On the next day, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

Before you visit Juneau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Grand Canyon National Park to Juneau takes 60 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Juneau is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, you will find days in Juneau are little chillier (36°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever. Keep things going the next day: trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Juneau in February, with highs in Anchorage at 28°F and lows at 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

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