13 days in Las Vegas, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Las Vegas, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
Fly
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Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 77°F, while days are warmer, around 103°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Moab hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durango route planner.

You can drive from Moab to Durango in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Durango reach 85°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Idaho Springs

— 1 night
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Idaho Springs road trip site.

You can fly from Durango to Idaho Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Idaho Springs: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Idaho Springs, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary website.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.