Are you looking to travel out west with your kids, neurodiverse or not? We traveled for 8 days on a truly EPIC family vacation in the beginning of October to Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Park! 

After months of pre-planning, I’m truly proud of each aspect of our trip and I am super glad to make your planning easier.  I have highlighted each part of our trip below, plus itinerary and tips/hints to help traveling with a child with sensory needs where needed.  Whether or not you have a neurodiverse kiddo, our trip itinerary will be great for everyone!  At the time of travel, our kids were 13, 12 and 8.

*GEAR round-up Post HERE, including sensory items we ALWAYS travel with.

Here is our general itinerary with detailed links to each part of our trip!

Day 1: Fly to Las Vegas, Nevada and drive to Springdale, Utah (about 2 ½ hours not including time change) located right outside of Zion National Park

Day 2: Explore Zion National Park!  

Day 3: Morning hike in Zion National Park, Drive the Zion Park Blvd to Mount Carmel Scenic highway to Page, Arizona

Day 4: Antelope Canyon tour, Horseshoe Bend, and UTV tour

Day 5: Drive to Grand Canyon, Arizona. Lunch at El Tovar Restaurant

Day 6: Explore Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Motorcoach tour in the park.

Day 7: Drive on Route 66 en route to Las Vegas, Visit the Seven Magic Mountains outdoor art exhibit, and the RiSE Festival (this happens once a year and I HIGHLY recommend planning your trip around it!)

Day 8: Explore Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil “O” show at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Day 9: Early flight home!

Share our itinerary and let us know if you follow in our footsteps! More pictures and stores on Instagram and Facebook!