12 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dig This. Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and M&M'S World Las Vegas will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Henderson (Lion Habitat Ranch & Helicopter Tours), Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning website .

In August, plan for daily highs up to 101°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Henderson, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Lion Habitat Ranch ©
Lion Habitat Ranch
Bodies The Exhibition ©
Bodies The Exhibition

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then get great views at Navajo Point, and finally take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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