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

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

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Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Las Vegas

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shelby American Inc and Historic Route 66 Museum. Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Pinball Hall of Fame. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley), Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (in Alamo) and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, look for all kinds of wild species at Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Las Vegas. In November, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave Desert, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the activities along Taylor Creek, thenhike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, shop like a local with David J West Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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.
Family-friendly places like Mather Point and Moran Point will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. There's still lots to do: get great views at Lipan Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and walk around Indian Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 22°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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