8 days in Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, trek along Angel's Landing, then view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, and finally take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park route planner.

New York City to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Zion National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Marina Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planning tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Norton Simon Museum
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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