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

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

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Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10 h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app.

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Norton Simon Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Watchman Trail, shop like a local with David J West Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, thenhike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): trek along Kayenta Trail, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park planning site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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