14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas & Boulder City Itinerary

14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas & Boulder City Itinerary

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14 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas & Boulder City Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Boulder City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tampa

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. You'll explore and learn at Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Canyon National Park: Mooney Falls (in Supai), Kaibab National Forest (in Jacob Lake) and Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway (in Marble Canyon). On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning site .

Tampa to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mooney Falls, Hermit Trail, Kaibab National Forest, Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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 Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and The Neon Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Atlatl Rock about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Titanic, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, try to win big at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town, kick back and relax at Willow Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Boulder City trip builder tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelson Ghost Town, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees ©
Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees

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