10 days in Las Vegas, Boulder City & Utah Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas, Boulder City & Utah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Las Vegas
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Boulder City
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Memphis

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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thrill Rides as well as The Roller Coaster. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster and then get your game on at Thrill Rides.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Memphis to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Memphis - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games

Boulder City

— 2 nights

Home of Hoover Dam

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boulder Beach Campground (Lake Mead National Recreation Area). On the next day, appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, stroll through Willow Beach, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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

You can drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Angel's Landing, trek along Kayenta Trail, and then get outside with The Subway.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park itinerary builder website.

Getting from Boulder City to Zion National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Zion National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boulder City in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Windows and Double Arch. Bring the kids along to Balanced Rock Trail and Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moab road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.