15 days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a memorable drive along South Rim Road and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Rim. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip website .

New York City to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, push the limits with an extreme tour, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Museums

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Boulder City
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DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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