1,073
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating

Grand Canyon National Park trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Grand Canyon National Park

4.6
World heritage site · Canyons · Hiking Trails
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself. The powerful Colorado River formed the brilliant red canyon over millions of years, leaving behind a chasm as wide as 29 km (18 mi) and as deep as 1.6 km (1 mi). Ninety percent of visitors take in their vistas from the more accessible South Rim. Views from the less-crowded North Rim are reserved for those who either drive 354 km (220 mi) around the canyon or take the two-day hike down the south side and up the north side. Backpacking, pack mule trips, and river paddling, in addition to hiking, all offer views of the canyon from below. With eyes transfixed on the massive, colorful chasm, it can be easy to miss some of the 373 species of birds, including bald eagles, here. With our online itinerary creator, United States vacations can be built around trips to Grand Canyon National Park and other destinations in United States.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
See more tours

Popular things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 6 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Grand Canyon National Park

See all ›
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Scenic Drive in Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Grand Canyon National Park

Recently planned trips to Grand Canyon National Park

32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 48 days in United States BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Crescent City & Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans