National Parks Explorer Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary
LAS VEGAS ARRIVAL
Arrive in Las Vegas, pick up your rental car, and proceed to your hotel in the glittering “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Las Vegas has something for everyone: shopping, dining, world-class entertainment, casinos and spas.
DAY 02: DRIVING DISTANCE: 165 MI / 265 KM
LAS VEGAS – ZION
Leave the man-made wonder of Las Vegas and travel through the desert to the Colorado Plateau and the natural wonders of the National Parks. Travel through St. George and the charming town of Springdale before arriving at Zion National Park. You have a full afternoon to explore this magnificent park with its amazing canyons. There are trails to explore for every ability level.
DAY 03: DRIVING DISTANCE: 90 MI / 144 KM
ZION – BRYCE CANYON
Travel to central Utah and visit the majestic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Nature’s artistry has created rocks in various shades of red, formed by erosion into pinnacles and spires, even more stunning against the blue skies of the area. You may want to explore the canyon by walking or by horseback. In the summer months you may even be able to enjoy the local rodeo!
DAY 04: DRIVING DISTANCE: 155 MI / 249 KM
BRYCE CANYON – LAKE POWELL/PAGE
In the morning, make sure to view the dazzling display of colour and light of the sunrise at Bryce Point. The sun rising above the canyon ignites the red rock spires turning them into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour. Continue south through Utah, passing through the charming western town of Kanab where many cowboy films have been made. Later, arrive in Page and visit the Glen Canyon Dam and magnificent Lake Powell with its crystal blue waters. In the afternoon or evening you may want to take a cruise on Lake Powell.
DAY 05: DRIVING DISTANCE: 136 MI / 218 KM
LAKE POWELL/PAGE – GRAND CANYON
This morning, you may want to take the time to take a guided tour of the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon before heading to the Grand Canyon. These canyons are known for their varying colour of sandstone and are a photographer’s dream. It is a short drive to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world. Spend your time walking along the rim of the canyon, participating in a ranger led talk or maybe take a helicopter flight above the canyon.
A Full day at the Grand Canyon to explore at your own pace. The visitors center is the perfect place to start the day where experienced Park Rangers can suggest hikes, view points and activities.
DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 108 MI / 230 KM
GRAND CANYON – SEDONA
Leave the Grand Canyon and travel via Oak Creek canyon and Flagstaff to the town of Sedona.
DAY 08: DRIVING DISTANCE: 277 MI / 445 KM
SEDONA -ROUTE 66-LAKE HAVASU
Leave Sedona and head west, traveling over some of the original route 66 if you wish. A great stop is in the town of Seligman. Evidence of the old road can be seen all along Seligman’s main street where motels, cafes and numerous Route 66 gift shops beg to be explored. Continue to another piece of his¬tory, Lake Havasu, home to London Bridge.
DAY 09: DRIVING DISTANCE: 200 MI / 320 KM
LAKE HAVASU – LAS VEGAS
Return to Las Vegas for one final night of fun and excitement before you return home the next day.
LAS VEGAS DEPARTURE
Return your rental car in time for your return flight
Holiday Info & Extras
Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.
“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.
International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.