11 days in Utah, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

11 days in Utah, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 27th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Bret Edge Photography Gallery and then hike along Arches National Park. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally stroll through Double Arch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab online holiday builder.

Los Angeles to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Moab hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rio Grande Trail and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.