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

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

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

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley), Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In December, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Hoover Dam, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

4
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.
Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi Point. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in January: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F and lows are around 15°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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