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
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Las Vegas — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. 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.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Moab — 3 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 7th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab sightseeing planning app.

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get a bit cooler in Moab: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durango.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Buena Vista in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Adventure
Side Trips

Utah travel guide

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

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.