19 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  25​h
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
Brussels

2
days
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail and then Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
days
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon and then hike along Horseshoe Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Page itinerary maker.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Page by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. September in Page sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
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Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

7
days
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.
On the 26th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

5
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

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