14 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

14 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Page
— Few hours
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— Few hours
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Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Roswell, Drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to El Paso, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary maker website.

Milan, Italy to Phoenix is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 47°C and lows about 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 14th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions website.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at King's Palace, then get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park planning site.

Getting from Flagstaff to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of shuttle, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in August: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, shop like a local with The Strip, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder site.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.