9 days in Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + subway:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip generator.

San Francisco to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

2
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Inspiration Point

2
days
Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zion National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows
Observation Point
Angel's Landing

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