5 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Santa Clara
Drive:  10​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Santa Clara

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night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of The Strip.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Santa Clara to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Santa Clara - with highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then don't miss a visit to Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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