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Road trip from San Diego to Grand Canyon,please help!!!!

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Road trip from San Diego to Grand Canyon,please help!!!!

I need some advice. Can anyone tell me what interstates are the best way to see beautiful views from SD to GC? We are planing to stay there from 12-5 to 12-6. We never been to GC and is 2 nights too much or should I stay 3 nights. What should I see when I get there? Should I stop by Sedona ?

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Eddy

tucson az
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1. Re: Road trip from San Diego to Grand Canyon,please help!!!!

You are talking about 8.5-9 hours of driving not counting stops. People will make a lot of recommendations for alternate routes and things to see. You have minimal time, so I recommend getting to GCNP without distractions. There are no beautiful views on the interstates. Taking alternate routes to find scenery wil add hours to the travel time, which you do not have.

Fastest route: I-15 north to I-40 east to Hwy 64 at Williams AZ and north to GCNP. Not particularly scenic.

Alternate route, almost same time: I-8 east to Gila Bend, Hwy 85 north to I-10 east, Loop 101 north and east around west Phoenix basin, I-17 north to I-40 west to Hwy 64 north to GCNP. Scenic north of Phoenix.

Considering your travel time, 2 nights at GCNP is minimal. If you want to see Sedona, take the second route back to SD, but you will need at least another night.

Uden, The...
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2. Re: Road trip from San Diego to Grand Canyon,please help!!!!

Fastest way already will be close to a 9 hours drive between SD and GC. Do you already have a reservation? Count on at least 10 hours via Sedona. You also will lose on hour on the way to GC and gain it on the way back in december.

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3. Re: Road trip from San Diego to Grand Canyon,please help!!!!

Since you are up there in Winchester, the fastest way is I-15 to I-40.

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