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

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

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

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Apocalypse Vegas and Axe Monkeys. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route builder tool .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours
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Apocalypse Vegas ©
Apocalypse Vegas
Room Escape Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, then stroll through Watchman Trail, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally hike along Riverside Walk. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then explore the striking landscape of W Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey maker tool .

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (69°F), and nights are colder (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
David J West Gallery ©
David J West Gallery

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 13th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. On the next day, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 26°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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