7 days in Cortez, Las Vegas & Moab Itinerary

7 days in Cortez, Las Vegas & Moab Itinerary

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7 days in Cortez, Las Vegas & Moab Itinerary

Start: Farmington
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Cortez
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Farmington

2
nights
Cortez

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Animas River Trail and Cliff Palace. Take a break from Cortez with a short trip to Rotary Park in Durango, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument and trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

Before you visit Cortez, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Farmington to Cortez is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Farmington in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cortez, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Balloon Rides
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Balloon Rides

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then look for gifts at Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cortez to Las Vegas. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cortez to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cortez, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Alibi Las Vegas ©
Alibi Las Vegas

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch and then head off-road at local off-road trails. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then trek along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and then stroll through Double Down Bike Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Moab online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get a bit cooler in Moab: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch

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