Arrive in Las Vegas and check into the Excalibur Hotel. Alternatively you can choose any of the Las Vegas hotels, and you may want to stay for a few nights to have time to enjoy the glitz and glamour of Vegas – just ask for a quote.
Overnight: Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas – Zion National Park (147 miles)
This morning you will pick up your motorhome from the Las Vegas depot, just a 15 minute taxi ride away. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with your motorhome, head out to spectacular Zion National Park. There are plenty of places en route to stock up on provisions and you could also call in can stop en route at the charming little town of Springdale, and maybe stock up on some provisions. The recommended campsite is the Zion River Resort, ideally located for easy access to one of America’s most beautiful National Parks. And we recommend you stay here for at least two nights. The best way to appreciate Zion, is to walk amongst the towering, sandstone cliffs which range in colour from cream to pink to red. Read more about this stunning national park here
Days 3 & 4
Zion National Park – South Rim Grand Canyon (262 miles)
Today you’ll drive to the Grand Canyon, truly spectacular sight on a massive scale. The recommended over night stop for two nights is the Mather Campground, as it’s lovely and peaceful, set in natural surroundings. There are lots of opportunities to admire the Grand Canyon from different vantage points – watch the sunrise or sunset from the rim or take a helicopter ride. If you’ve already seen the Grand Canyon, then this part of the itinerary can easily be excluded, as you can cut straight across to Lake Powell.
Day 5 & 6
Grand Canyon – Lake Powell (145 miles)
Head east through the Grand Canyon National Park, through the Kaibab National Forest and onto Page. Your next stop is Lake Powell, a fantastic place to stay for watersport enthusiasts or those just wanting to kick back and relax.
Lake Powell – Monument Valley (124 miles)
This morning head towards Antelope Canyon, a stunning “slot canyon” for some great photo opportunities. You’ll continue onto Monument Valley, where you should park up at your campsite for the evening in Gouldings and then take a tour, which will take you to all the famous monoliths of Monument Valley, including photo drops at “The Mittens”, “John Fords Point” and “The Three Sisters”.
Monument Valley – Bluff (47 miles)
Get up early this morning and take the short drive to Bluff where you can enjoy one of the best one-day river trips available. Travel down the San Juan River, past the River House cliff dwelling until its time to stop for lunch, then continue onto a limestone chasm where you will see bighorn sheep and 300 million year old fossils.
Bluff – Mesa Verde (87 miles)
You first stop is at Four Corners – the actual corner of four states – Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Then onto Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table – a park with 5,000 protected archaeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people.
Days 10 - 11
Mesa Verde – Moab (125 miles)
This morning set off for Moab, pausing at Hole N’The Rock on the way – a historic 5,000 square foot home carved out of rock in Canyonlands Country. You’ll be spending the next two nights (or more if you choose) in Moab, the gateway to the Canyonlands National Park and a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, so you can enjoy boat tours on the Colorado River or an off-road 4WD tour.
Moab – Capitol Reef National Park (147 miles)
Take your time to explore Arches National Park where you will find over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the famous Delicate Arch. Then continue your journey through Capitol Reef National Park and overnight here at Fruita campground.
Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce (120 miles)
Today you will find yourself on a very special route – Byway 12. As you travel this road you will discover the vast Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument, the tranquil beauty of Boulder Mountain, along with dense forests and state parks that are truly memorable. Visit the Escalante Canyons before reaching the town.
Bryce – Mesquite (180 miles)
Described as a scientist’s laboratory and a child’s playground, Bryce Canyon National Park is certainly unique. Natural amphitheatres lie above an array of white and orange limestone columns and walls, sculptured by rain and frost. You’ll probably want to spend some time here, so best to include one more overnight in Mesquite before heading back to Las Vegas. Read more about the great activities in Bryce Canyon here
Mesquite – Las Vegas (98 miles)
The final stretch of your trip, drop off your motorhome back at the Las Vegas depot and head to the airport for your flight home.