7 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

7 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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7 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder City trip builder .

Charlotte to Boulder City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Boulder City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Boulder City are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours Wildlife

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pima Point, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Boulder City in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

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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 31st (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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