51 days in Nevada, Utah & Arizona Itinerary

51 days in Nevada, Utah & Arizona Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 9 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Bryce
— 7 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 7 nights
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Chinle
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights
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Moab
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Las Vegas

— 9 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Shelby American Inc. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Red Hills Desert Garden (in St. George), Seven Magic Mountains (in Jean) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route site.

Budapest, Hungary to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce

— 7 nights
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Take a break from the city and head to Capitol Reef National Park and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Explore hidden gems such as Inspiration Point and Sunset Point. Explore Bryce's surroundings by going to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Kodachrome Basin State Park (in Cannonville). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, hike along Rim Trail, experience the excitement of Ruby's Horseback Adventures, and get great views at Paria View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce: highs are around 19°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Glen Canyon Dam. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Page with a short trip to Jacob Hamblin Park in Kanab, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Powell and see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bryce to Page in 3 hours. While traveling from Bryce, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Sedona

— 7 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Devil's Bridge Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Walnut Canyon National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: The Rusty Bolt (in Seligman) and Flagstaff (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, and do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Chinle

— 2 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chinle trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Chinle in 5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for little chillier days in Chinle, with highs around 15°C, while nights are colder with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Chinle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Monument Valley

— 4 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Get outdoors at Natural Bridges National Monument and Off-Road Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Goosenecks State Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Monument Valley's surroundings by going to Valley of the Gods (in Mexican Hat) and Bluff (Cow Canyon Trading Post & Pioneer Cemetery). It doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip website.

Getting from Chinle to Monument Valley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab

— 7 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Delicate Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Corona Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Pothole Point Trail, Island in the Sky, &more) and Arches National Park (Tunnel Arch, Landscape Arch, &more). Make the 19th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

Start your trip to Moab by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. November in Moab sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.