12 days in Arizona, Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

12 days in Arizona, Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Arizona, Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto


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1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect nights in Phoenix to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Walnut Canyon National Monument and Lowell Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Airport Mesa and Painted Desert. There's much more to do: stroll through Oak Creek Canyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip builder website .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
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Airport Mesa ©
Airport Mesa
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Counts Kustoms and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip app .

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Observation Point and Zion Shuttle. Visiting Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route builder .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 13th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery

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