44 days in Nevada, Utah & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

44 days in Nevada, Utah & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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44 days in Nevada, Utah & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 11 nights
Drive:  30​min
Boulder City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Stateline
— 2 nights
shuttle:  15​min
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Carson City
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Manchester

11
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Hoover Dam Bypass. Spend the 25th (Fri) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday site .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Casinos

Side Trip

Mojave Desert
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Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
days
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder City trip planner .

Boulder City is just a short distance from Las Vegas. In May in Boulder City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Laughlin, Chloride Ghost Town, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

6
days
Zion National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and trek along Angel's Landing.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Boulder City to Zion National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Boulder City in June, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Observation Point ©
Observation Point
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
days
Kanab

Kanab
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Rock Stop, immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave, and finally see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Pipe Spring National Monument, look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rock Stop, Pipe Spring National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Rock Stop ©
Rock Stop

6
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Lone Rock Beach. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lone Rock Beach, Natural Bridge
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Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Bryce Point ©
Bryce Point

1
day
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 in the south central part of the state. On the 16th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. June in Escalante sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

3
days
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Escape the urban bustle at Capitol Reef National Park and The Hickman Bridge Trail. Go for a jaunt from Capitol Reef National Park to Green River to see Goblin Valley State Park about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground and don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Escalante in June: highs in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Goblin Valley State Park
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park
The Hickman Bridge Trail ©
The Hickman Bridge Trail

2
days
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Stateline.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Moab
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
days
Stateline

Stateline ©
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and then stroll through Nevada Beach Campground. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stateline road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Arches National Park to Stateline takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, things will get much colder in Stateline: highs are around 26°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Stateline

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Nevada Beach Campground
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Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

4
days
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Visiting Pope Beach and Van Sickle Bi-State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia State Historic Park (in Columbia), Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf, and explore the galleries of Tallac Historic Site.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary builder .

South Lake Tahoe is just a stone's throw from Stateline. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Carson City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company, Columbia State Historic Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

2
days
Carson City

Carson City
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fourth Ward School Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Nevada State Museum, and finally try your luck at Casino Fandango. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nevada State Railroad Museum, stop by Cabela's, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carson City road trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Carson City in an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: high temperatures in Carson City hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carson City

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Virginia City, Incline Village, Cabela's
Highlights from your plan
Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum
Fourth Ward School Museum
Fourth Ward School Museum

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