9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Memphis Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Memphis Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
3
Memphis
— 1 night
End: Austin

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. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing app .

Austin to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then make a trip to Graceland, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Memphis road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Memphis takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Memphis is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Memphis are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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