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When is the best time to travel to the Grand Canyon?
When is the best time to travel to Alaska?
Our climate charts will give you an idea of the weather conditions of the southwest USA and in Alaska.
The majority of the landscape in Vegas is dry, dusty and rocky, with plenty of sunshine. In the height of the summer months temperatures soar in the desert states of the American Southwest - reaching up to 40 degrees during the day. It is therefore best to visit during spring and autumn when daytime temperatures will be cooler, but still bright and sunny with very little rainfall. Our Grand Canyon & the American Wild West walking holiday, departs in these more temperate months making the daily walks in Arizona and Utah extremely pleasant, with very little required in the way of warm and waterproof layers.
In Juneau, the summers are cool, with mainly partly cloudy skies and the winters are very cold, overcast and windy. You should expect to experience a bit of rain all year round so pack your raincoat regardless. The best time of year to visit Juneau for warm-weather activities is from early June to early August due to less precipitation and warmer temperatures ranging between 7°C and 18°C. Our Wild Alaska Cruise - Bears, Whales and Glaciers departs in these warmer months.
If you can't make the dates of our group departures, then take a private departure on dates to suit you, or we can create a Tailor Made holiday to the Grand Canyon, especially for you and your family or friends.View our holidays here