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

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

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

Start: Pensacola
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
4
Phoenix
— Few hours
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Pensacola

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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.
You've now added Casino at the Stratosphere to your itinerary. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, wander the streets of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Pensacola to Las Vegas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

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

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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 25th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 67°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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