8 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Zion National Park Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Zion National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Zion National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 80°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Norton Simon Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail, view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally trek along Riverside Walk. On the next day, hike along Kayenta Trail, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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