12 days in Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

12 days in Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park sightseeing planning site.

Minneapolis to Zion National Park is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

6
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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