10 days in Clearwater & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Clearwater & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Clearwater
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

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Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Escape the urban bustle at Caladesi Island State Park and De Soto National Memorial. Kids will enjoy Fred Howard Park and Robinson Nature Preserve. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beach Walk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Clearwater trip planning site.

Tampa to Clearwater is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bradenton, Caladesi Island State Park, Fred Howard Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Fred Howard Park ©
Fred Howard Park

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hopi Point and Grandview Point. Explore hidden gems such as Yaki Point and Kolb Studio. On the 28th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, hike along Rim Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool.

You can drive from Clearwater to Grand Canyon National Park in 33 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Clearwater to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Clearwater in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

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