40 days in Las Vegas, Utah & Arizona Itinerary

40 days in Las Vegas, Utah & Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
2
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
3
Kanab
— 5 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
5
Williams
— 2 nights
6
Sedona
— 6 nights
7
Pearce
— 1 night
8
Tucson
— 5 nights


Learn more about your trip

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mountain Falls Golf Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Overton (Atlatl Rock & Valley of Fire State Park) and Sanders Family Winery (in Pahrump). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, pedal to the sights with Escape Adventures, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Las Vegas is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in December, with highs in Las Vegas at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pine Valley Chapel and Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion National Park. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area in Littlefield, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Kolob Terrace Road, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Zion National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum, The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, Pine Valley Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

5
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Alstrom Point. Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Paria Canyon Wilderness Area will get you outdoors. Explore Kanab's surroundings by going to Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel) and The Chains (in Page). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and explore the striking landscape at Lick Wash Slot Canyon.

Plan my Kanab trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kanab are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Big Water, Page, Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. Get some cultural insight at Yavapai Geology Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's still lots to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kanab in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon, take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, thenplay a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Williams online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Williams are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Painted Desert, Chapel of the Holy dove
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Chapel of the Holy dove ©
Chapel of the Holy dove

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Downtown Historic Area and Strawberry School House. Get in touch with nature at Devil's Bridge Trail and Airport Mesa. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde), Holy Family Church (in Jerome) and Clarkdale (Chateau Tumbleweed & Clarkdale Town Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sedona road trip planning website.

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Williams - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pearce.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Prescott, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Strawberry School House, Fossil Springs Trail Head
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument

1
night
Pearce

Pearce ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Marcia's Garden Soap Shop, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cochise Stronghold, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Kartchner Caverns State Park and then learn about winemaking at Coronado Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pearce holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Pearce takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect nights in Pearce to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Pearce

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coronado Vineyards, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, Kartchner Caverns State Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Coronado Vineyards ©
Coronado Vineyards
Marcia's Garden Soap Shop ©
Marcia's Garden Soap Shop

5
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get some cultural insight at Mission San Xavier del Bac and Titan Missile Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Sabino Canyon and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (in Arivaca), Dos Cabezas WineWorks (in Sonoita) and Elgin (Rancho Rossa Vineyards & Lightning Ridge Cellars). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Tumacacori National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, explore the galleries of Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Wildlife Center.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner.

Drive from Pearce to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pearce in January, Tucson is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sahuarita, Elgin, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Tumacacori National Historical Park
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

Similar Plans

42 days in Las Vegas BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 44 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in United States & Havana BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans