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Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

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Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

We're doing a tour of California/Nevada in September, and thought it might be a sensible way to end it by driving from Palm Springs direct to Grand Canyon and then back to Las Vegas for the last two nights. Do you think that's the best way to do it, driving from Palm Springs to GC, avoiding LV? Or is that a too long an option?

Any advice from you experts would really be appreciated!

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1. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

Hi Jackie

its ok to do worth calling in briefly at Lake Havasu (London Bridge located their) but stop at Williams before going upto GC north Rim next day. Tip if you want Heli flight prebook 1-2 days otherwise you might have to wait around a few hours. Check on coupons. two nights in vegas not enough but you can't do everything 1st time round. Any other info don't hesitate to ask. Been now twice west coast on road tour. Decided to do vegas and Zion justice with a two week stay this time. You will have a great time whatever you do.

Graham & Carol

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2. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

Hi Graham and Carol

Thanks for your great advice. We were actually planning driving direct to Grand Canyon from Palm Springs on the same day. Do you think this isn't sensible? We've been to Las Vegas twice before (got married at Gracelands Chapel!), but last time drove to the Canyon from there. We thought this would be a slightly different way of doing it, and give us the last two nights in Vegas instead of breaking up the hotel booking - if you see what I mean?

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3. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

yes same day but break for a hour at lake havasu. stop at williams then grand canyon next day. Do you have a good road man with milegaes on. If not go to a good book shop here in UK they have maps. Ours is Hallwag California far west. shows all that you are covering

Done two tours of west coast. But in september we are doing justice to las vegas with 9 nights and three nights at zion (Get away from Vegas at weekends)

hope that helps

Graham

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4. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

am i reading this correctly. are trying to drive from palm springs to GC north rim then back to vegas all in one day? If thats what you are proposing then no its too much. you can always ring us if you want 01274831449 no problem. advise is free.

hope its of help to you

regrards

Graham & carol

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5. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

Just added up the mileage for you.

Palm springs to williams via lake Havasu is 380miles then add 57miles to get to north rim.

North rim to vegas 275miles

Hope that helps

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6. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

Hi Graham and Carol

No, we're driving from Palm Springs to the South Rim, staying there overnight, and then travelling on to Las Vegas the next day.

When are you there? Perhaps we'll bump into you!

Thanks for all your efforts in replying to these posts - really appreciated!

Jackie & Andrew

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7. Re: Driving to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon from Palm Springs

Hi

i got my north and south wrong just checked. map miles i gave are for south rim sorry.

We are arriving Sat 9th Sept staying at The Orleans until Friday then moving out for weekend upto Zion Nat park and back for Monday night Hotel Undecided and leave on Friday 22nd.

Next year we are planning coast to coast or Chicago to LAX route66 sort off.

Sure we can have a drink if your around. whats your planned route and is it your 1st time west coast.

You might want to email as we are drifting slightly away from the forum format. grahamfawthrop@tiscali.co.uk

Fun this trip planning ain't it.

Regards

Graham & Carol

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