8 days in Marfa, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Marfa, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Marfa, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

1
night
Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marfa trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Marfa is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Marfa at 86°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Marfa

Shopping
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Marfa Book Company ©
Marfa Book Company

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rim Trail and Yaki Point. Visiting Mather Point and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marfa to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marfa to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Marfa - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area and then take a stroll through Whiskey Row.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prescott trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Prescott: highs are around 87°F and lows about 62°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the next day, contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Prescott to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prescott to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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