9 days in Fort Collins, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Fort Collins, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Austin


Fort Collins

— 1 night
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, then explore the world behind art at Swetsville Zoo, and then explore the galleries of Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cheyenne Big Boots, see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, then contemplate the long history of Historic Governors' Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising.

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Austin to Fort Collins is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Fort Collins. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in April, with highs in Fort Collins at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Titanic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Counts Kustoms and The Mob Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

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Fly from Fort Collins to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Fort Collins, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Trail and Kolb Studio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums