8 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then head outdoors with Green Valley Range, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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San Jose to Las Vegas is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Jose in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then walk around Indian Garden, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion Shuttle and The Subway. Escape the urban bustle at Riverside Walk and Kolob Terrace Road. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, and stroll through Watchman Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel route planning site.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails