9 days in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cool off at Park City Mountain Resort and then hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Jacksonville to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in December: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°F and lows are around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then make a trip to Grand Canyon Village. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Shopping
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