20 days in Denver, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in Denver, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

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20 days in Denver, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  16​h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Rome

4
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spas and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some cultural insight at Molly Brown House Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Heritage Square Amusement Park (in Golden), Peak to Peak Scenic Byway (in Estes Park) and Flatirons (in Boulder). The adventure continues: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, pick up some local products at The Source, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Denver is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Golden, River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Red Rock State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Oak Creek Vista Point and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Downtown Historic Area (in Prescott), Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Lowell Observatory) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online day trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Downtown Historic Area, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

4
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Popular historic sites such as Cape Royal and Desert View Watchtower are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Mather Point, & more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Williams trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in August; daily highs in Williams reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 29th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip planning app .

Getting from Williams to Tucson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Williams in August, expect Tucson to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The LINQ Promenade and Graceland Wedding Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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