57 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Chattanooga Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 14 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 23 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 18 nights
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Las Vegas — 14 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Henderson (Clark County Heritage Museum & Green Valley Range), Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Lost City Museum (in Overton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, push the limits with an extreme tour, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Las Vegas. Traveling from Charlotte in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 23 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Kolb Studio. Bright Angel History Room and Tusayan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Canyon National Park side-trips: Supai (Mooney Falls & Havasu Falls). On the 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 18 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Ruby Falls. Museum-lovers will get to explore Booth Western Art Museum and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Atlanta (Top Golf, World of Coca-Cola, &more), Bartow History Museum (in Cartersville) and East Tennesse Historical Society (in Knoxville). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Beechcraft Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Expedition:BIGFOOT!, admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, and witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chattanooga in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chattanooga is 2 hours. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Chattanooga dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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