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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  6​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
End: Las Vegas

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 8th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix visit website .

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Franciscan Renewal Center, Goldfield Ghost Town
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

1
night
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 10th (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

2
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.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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