15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  28​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbus

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

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Columbus to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 28-hour car ride. Traveling from Columbus to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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