Itinerary #2: Nevada, Utah and Arizona

This was my first solo trip (sort of—I took my housekeeper who although has been like a second mother to my kids, speaks no English and cannot drive…I love her to death but let's be honest, she could not be a great help in an emergency in the middle of nowhere). Had I known better, I would have taken along another mom with kids, but of course experience is the best teacher and so I learned for the next trip what I needed to do. Though we really did not get to explore a vast area across all three states (not even hitting one capitols of any of the three), we were able to make a loop and explore enough for an interesting taste of this unique and special region. In hindsight, this should have been a 10-12 day trip, but I did it over spring break to keep the kids busy. From glitzy Las Vegas, to the desolate desert on the way to the Grand Canyon, and a few other incredible National Parks in between, I encourage you to explore the truly wild West.

States Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Theme The Wild West     Duration 7 Days | Map


Day 1: Fly to Las Vegas and Explore the Strip

Nevada, Utah and ArizonaCirque du Soliel Show

Day 2

Las VegasCasino tour
• Pinball Hall of Fame
• CSI Experience

Day 3

Nevada, Utah and ArizonaEthel M Chocolate Factory tour
 Virgin Trading Post
• Zion National Park

Day 4

Nevada, Utah and ArizonaBryce Canyon National Park
Little Hollywood Movie Museum
• Drive to the Grand Canyon

Day 5

Nevada, Utah and ArizonaExplore the Grand Canyon

Day 6


Day 7

Nevada, Utah and ArizonaHoover Dam
• Back to Vegas, Fly home


  1. Used your itinerary for this trip this summer and loved it!

    • Alisa Abecassis Alisa Abecassis says:

      Wow!!! That is so awesome. You just made my day Kyle. I’d love to hear more about what you guys did. -Alisa