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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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