11 days in Utah, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

11 days in Utah, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

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11 days in Utah, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles


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2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore and take pictures at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moab trip builder tool .

Los Angeles to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Moab hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Windstar Land Conservancy.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aspen driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Moab to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Aspen in July, with lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

4
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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues), Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Strip, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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