20 days in Las Vegas, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

20 days in Las Vegas, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

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20 days in Las Vegas, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Rome


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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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. The Strip and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Rome, Italy to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Las Vegas. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mather Point and South Kaibab Trail. Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Lipan Point will get you outdoors. Explore Williams' surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Moran Point, Desert View Watchtower, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Williams trip maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Williams in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Williams at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Lowell Observatory and Village Gallery of Local Artists are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (in Flagstaff). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, explore and take pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

Make your Sedona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in August, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument ©
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

4
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Visit Cape Royal and Bright Angel Point for their historical value. Visiting Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Navajo Bridge will get you outdoors. When in Page, make a side trip to see Little Colorado River Gorge in Grand Canyon National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Page sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Page can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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day
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online route builder .

Getting from Page to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at 35°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

1
day
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Mesa Verde National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then cruise along Independence Pass.

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Getting from Steamboat Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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