Itinerary – Neon Lights and Star-Filled Nights
Las Vegas, Nevada and Utah

Regional Suggestions Las Vegas | Valley of Fire State Park
Zion National Park | Bryce Canyon National Park


About this itinerary

Driving distance: 261 Miles
Recommended travelling time: 12 Days
Recommended travel season: Spring, Summer, or Fall
Although many travellers have visited Las Vegas before, the city is constantly re-imagining itself, with new chef-driven restaurants, spectacular shows and gleaming attractions that provide ample reason to return. It's easy to spend a weekend or an entire week in Las Vegas, and then venture beyond the city to explore the area's stunning state and national parks in Nevada and Utah, offering wildlife, breath-taking scenery and unforgettable natural wonders.

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Las Vegas is famous for its nonstop energy and endless entertainment options. At the centre The Strip is lined with elaborate themed resorts like the Venetian, complete with its own Grand Canal. Explore elegant and innovative dining options from big-name chefs, and be wowed by some of the city's famous entertainment. For a unique experience, visit the Downtown Container Park – home to hip, artsy boutiques, galleries, restaurants and live music.
To next stop: 56 miles| Total distance travelled: 0 miles

 


Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Less than an hour from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park features spectacular attractions of a very different sort. Magnificent sandstone formations that date back more than 150 million years, along with ancient petroglyphs, draw visitors to this location, the oldest state park in Nevada. The park's wildlife includes bobcats, jackrabbits and coyotes, all nocturnal animals, give new meaning to the term 'nightlife'.
To next stop: 133 miles | Total distance travelled: 56 miles



Zion National Park, Utah

Next come to Zion National Park, famous for its incredible scenery. Hike among enormous cottonwood trees along the Virgin River, then explore its waterfalls and hanging garden. One can't-miss experience is a hike through water in the narrowest section of Zion Canyon, with walls a thousand feet tall and the river sometimes 30 foot wide. Observe the abundant wildlife in the park, including peregrine falcons, mountain lions and grey foxes.
To next stop: 72 miles | Total distance travelled: 189 miles

 


Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Arrive in Bryce Canyon, taking the park's 38-mile round-trip scenic drive to get the lay of the land. One stop not to miss is the hike down to the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, the impressive natural landscape sitting below the Rim Trail hiking path. Photograph and take in the views from overlooks such as Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Bryce Point. Stay on after dark to see the star-filled night sky. Fly home from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City.
Total distance travelled: 261 miles


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