This vacation combines the fast-paced fun of Las Vegas with the natural beauty of the nearby national parks, valleys, canyons and desert and you can see it all at a pace that suits you as you drive from one wonder to the next.
Begin your Drive America trip amidst the bright lights of Las Vegas and with two nights in this unique city you will be able to play some blackjack in The Venetian, enjoy the spectacle of the Bellagio Fountains, check out the fascinating Mob Museum and catch one of the great live shows the city is famous for.
You will then traverse the desert and see some of America’s most iconic landscapes. In Zion National Park you can feel dwarfed by the sandstone cliffs as you hike or drive, explore the canyons and crevices in Canyonlands National Park, see the red spires in Monument Valley (made famous in many a road movie and western) and have your breath snatched away as you stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon.
The Exciting Part
Las Vegas - First thing I'd think of is to pick up an LV Weekly to see what's going on when you arrive- there's always live music, shows, comedy, events, etc.
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Las Vegas - For a lovely dinner try the Tender Steakhouse at the hotel Luxor. Great steaks and their crème Brule is delicious.
Day 1 Las Vegas Arrival
Day 2 Las Vegas
Day 3 Las Vagas - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 4 Bryce Canyon National Park - Moab
Day 5 Moab - Canyonlands National Park - Mesa Verde National Park
Day 6 Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park
Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas
Day 8 Las Vegas Departure
Day 1 Day 1 Las Vegas ArrivalArrive in Las Vegas, pick up your car at the airport and proceed to your hotel.
Day 2 Day 2 Las VegasToday experience the fun, attractions and the atmosphere of this glittering "Entertainment Capital of the World." Try your luck at gambling or see one of the famous Las Vegas shows.
Day 3 Day 3 Las Vagas - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National ParkDriving distance today is 270 miles / 340 km
Today your adventure begins in earnest. Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind as you travel across the desert to the magnificent Zion National Park. The stunning sandstone cliffs surround you as you explore the majesty of the park. Visitors to Zion park at the visitor center and then ride environmentally friendly shuttles through the most scenic areas of the park. There are many hiking trails that allow you to explore at your own pace. Continue to the equally impressive Bryce Canyon where wind and rain have carved spires from the red rocks. This evening we suggest stargazing from your hotel
Day 4 Day 4 Bryce Canyon National Park - MoabDriving distance today is 280 miles / 450 km
Drive into Kodachrome Basin State Park and pass by the Anasazi Indian Village and through Capitol Reef National Park before arriving in the Moab Valley. At Arches National Park see the awesome power of natural erosion.
Day 5 Day 5 Moab - Canyonlands National Park - Mesa Verde National ParkDriving distance today is 143 miles / 229 km
Explore the canyons of Canyonlands National Park which took over 300 million years to form. At Mesa Verde National Park see some of the world's best preserved Indian cliff dwellings.
Day 6 Day 6 Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National ParkDriving distance today is 310 miles / 498 km
Drive to famous Monument Valley with its red sandstone spires and monoliths. Continue by the trading post of Cameron and through the Navajo Indian Reservation to the incredible Grand Canyon.
Day 7 Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park - Las VegasDriving distance today is 280 miles / 450 km
A full day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form , glowing color, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The Canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep. Enjoy more spectacular impressions of the Grand Canyon before returning via the gigantic Hoover Dam to Las Vegas.
Day 8 Day 8 Las Vegas DepartureReturn your car at the airport before your departure flight.