8 days in Las Vegas & Zion National Park Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas & Zion National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas & Zion National Park Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: San Diego

4
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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at New York New York Casino, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation app .

San Diego to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Observation Point and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 30°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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