9 days in Las Vegas, Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. August in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then trek along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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