5 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Austin Itinerary

5 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Austin Itinerary

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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Austin
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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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

Santa Cruz to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in October, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 24th (Sat), gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Driskill, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Austin day trip planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are much hotter (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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