The Grand Circle Fly Drive

The spectacular Grand Circle fly drive starts and ends in Las Vegas, journeying via a selection of western USA's most incredible national parks.

From the mighty Grand Canyon to the lesser known Bryce Canyon, the national parks of the American west are home to some of the country’s most captivating scenery.  Via long desert roads that fulfill your idea of an American roadtrip, discover a rich Native American heritage that is at-one with these unforgettable landscapes, all easily accessed on a fly drive holiday from Las Vegas.

Tour highlights

    • Sunset at the Grand Canyon
    • Wade through a slot canyon in Zion National Park
    • Marvel at Bryce Canyon's incredible hoodoos
    • Enjoy fine dining and poolside cocktails in Las Vegas


Days 1 - 2

Las Vegas

Spend a couple of days relaxing in fabulous Las Vegas.  The hotels and resorts that line the famous Las Vegas Strip boast Michelin starred restaurants, award winning spas and fantastic swimming pools.  While you're in town catch a breathtaking Cirque du Soleil show, head to Freemont St to get a taste of old Vegas and pay a visit to the intriguing Mob Museum.

Day 3

Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park

Collect your car and strike out onto the open road.  As you leave Las Vegas behind a stark yet dramatic desert surrounds the freeway that takes you northwards, out of Nevada and into southern Utah.  The rolling green hills of Dixie National Forest provide a welcome contrast from the desert browns as you climb toward your destination for the night, just outside Bryce Canyon National Park.

Day 4

Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park

The geological phenomenon of Bryce Canyon provides captivating views at every turn. A forest of rock pinnacles, known as hoodoos, create a haunting landscape that appears to change as the sun moves across these red, rose and white mineral spires.  A variety of ranger-led programmes are on offer to help you make the most of your time in this unique landscape. In the late afternoon depart for the easy drive onward to Zion National Park.

Day 5

Zion National Park

The original inhabitants of Zion National Park referred to this remarkable place as 'straight up land' and visitors today continue to be awed by the incredible, vertical rock peaks.  A verdant river valley carves its way between russet, gold, brown and red cliff faces that play host to an array of hiking trails. Wade through the knee high river in the shadow of a slot canyon in The Narrows, hike the switchback stairs to Scout's Lookout or test your mettle on the chain ropes gaze in wonder from atop Angel's Landing.

Day 6

Zion National Park to Monument Valley

Wave goodbye to the cliffs and canyons of Utah and journey south into the expansive desert of Arizona.  Upon passing Lake Powell you will enter the Navajo Nation territory, home to one of the most recognisable vistas in the USA: Monument Valley.  Made famous by innumerable cowboy films, sacred to the Navajo people and revered by all who witness it, Monument Valley is a series of dramatic buttes and mesas that stand timeless in the dry heat of the desert.

Day 7

Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park

One of the wonders of the natural world, a visit to the Grand Canyon is the highlight of any fly drive holiday to this region.  At 277 miles long and, in places, a mile deep, the Grand Canyon needs to be seen over a couple of days to appreciate its magnitude.  Today, arrive in time to make the short walk to the rim and marvel at the evening colours as the setting sun appears to set fire to the canyon walls.  

Day 8

Grand Canyon National Park

There are so many ways to discover the canyon and each yields a different perspective. The hardy can enjoy a hike along Bright Angel Trail, taking care in the desert heat. Or why not enjoy a thrilling helicopter flight that takes you from high above to far below the canyon rim?

Day 9

Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas

Keen photographers will want to rise early to catch the blues of dawn turn to yellows and oranges in the morning sunlight.  Depart the national park and make the journey, through Arizona's remote countryside, back to Las Vegas where you return your car ahead of the flight home.

Your vehicle

Full Size 4 Door

Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion or similar

Capacity:Up to 4 adults & 1 child
Luggage:Up to 3 suitcases & 1 medium sized bag
Your car hire includes:

  • Unlimited mileage 
  • Zero excess 
  • Loss damage waiver 
  • Theft waiver 
  • Third party liability 
  • Supplementary liability insurance (up to $1million) 
  • Rentals starting in California include free additional drivers

Min Rental age: 21. Drivers under 25 will be charged a supplement locally.

Additional Info

Best at Travel works with a number of car hire companies to bring you a huge selection of routes, depots and car types. Precise conditions and inclusions vary between companies so ask your Best at Travel consultant for details of what is the best hire for you.


This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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