8 days in Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas & Utah Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Las Vegas. Traveling from Boston in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (104°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (81°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Moab. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Moab reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kindig It Design, then take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip website .

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol
Kindig It Design ©
Kindig It Design

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