10 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, then browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online attractions planner .

Newark to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and Yaki Point. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 80°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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