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

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

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

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary site .

Honolulu to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 1st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

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

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Aridus Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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