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

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

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

Start: New York City
plane:  8​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  28​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as well as Hoover Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 41-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (74°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then explore and take pictures at Toroweap Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Toroweap Point ©
Toroweap Point
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pistoleros Wild West Show. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Pistoleros Wild West Show and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then snap pictures at Rattlesnake Bridge, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetwater Preserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tucson trip builder site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect nights in Tucson to be warmer, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nightlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pistoleros Wild West Show ©
Pistoleros Wild West Show

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