Grand Canyon Itineraries

Whether you have a day, a week, or ten days, there’s no shortage of accessible things to see and do in one of America’s most popular national parks.

One Day

Start your day on the South Rim with a stop at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center at Mather Point. Pick up a park map, then take a scenic stroll along the rim to the Yavapai Geology Museum, which houses exhibits about the area’s geology, and offers a stunning canyon view. Continue along the rim to Verkamp’s Visitor Center along the accessible Trail of Time. After lunch at Bright Angel Lodge, pop into the Bright Angel History Room for a primer on the Fred Harvey Company, El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge. Spend the afternoon exploring Hermit Road on the accessible shuttle bus, then spend the night at Thunderbird Lodge, in an accessible room with a dramatic canyon view.

Mather Point

Three Days

Follow the one-day itinerary, then pick up a picnic lunch and spend the second day exploring Kaibab Rim and Desert View Drive. Spend the night at Thunderbird Lodge. On day three enjoy a ranger program or a Xanterra bus tour in the morning, have lunch at Yavapai Lodge, then stroll along the accessible Greenway Trail in the afternoon. Spend the night at Thunderbird Lodge.

Kaibab Rim Trail

One Week

Spend the first night in Williams in the very accessible Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. On day two, take the scenic drive from Williams to the South Rim, and follow the three-day itinerary. On the fifth day take the equally scenic drive to the North Rim and stay in an accessible cabin at Grand Canyon Lodge. Begin the sixth day with a stop at the visitor center, then learn about North Rim History at a ranger program at Grand Canyon Lodge. Chow down at the soup and sandwich bar in the main lodge dining room, then take a leisurely walk along the bridle path in the afternoon. Top off the day by watching the sunset from the expansive deck at the main lodge, then spend another night on the North Rim. On the final day get an early start, grab a picnic lunch and take the day-long drive to Point imperial and Cape Royal. Spend one last night at Grand Canyon Lodge.

Lift for boarding the Grand Canyon Railroad

Ten Days

Start your adventure at Grand Canyon West, about two hours east of Las Vegas. Enjoy the spectacular Skywalk, then spend the night in an accessible cabin at Hualapai Ranch. On day two, head over to Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs and explore Route 66 along the way. On day three continue along Route 66 to Seligman, then hop on Interstate 40 and head to Williams. Spend the night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Next, follow the three-day Grand Canyon itinerary. On the seventh day take a Papillon Helicopter flight over the canyon, spend the afternoon at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Valle, then spend the night in an accessible room at the nearby Grand Canyon Inn & Motel. Explore the Hopi Arts Trail on day eight, then spend the night at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites in Tuba City. Finally, follow the day six and day seven segments of the week-long itinerary, and conclude your visit on the Grand Canyon’s scenic North Rim.

Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon West