9 days in Albuquerque, Flagstaff & Las Vegas Itinerary

9 days in Albuquerque, Flagstaff & Las Vegas Itinerary

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9 days in Albuquerque, Flagstaff & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Shreveport

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town and then see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore and take pictures at Petroglyph National Monument, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip builder tool .

Shreveport to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Shreveport in August, with highs in Albuquerque at 88°F and lows at 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

5
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Bearizona Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bright Angel Point and Walnut Canyon National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Mather Point, & more). There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

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Fly from Albuquerque to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Flagstaff is a bit cooler than Albuquerque - with highs of 77°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

1
night
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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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