8 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Houston

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stratosphere Tower, New York New York Casino, High Roller, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Machine Guns Vegas and Caesars Palace. Next up on the itinerary: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker.

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, stroll through Hermit Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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