15 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in Moab, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  25​h
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Milan

4
days
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Negro Bill Canyon Trail and Landscape Arch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Island in the Sky and Windows. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, appreciate the views at Castle Valley, look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery, and hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Moab is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Moab. Expect little chillier evenings in Moab when traveling from Milan in November, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Double Arch
Landscape Arch

3
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Trail and Hopi Point. Get outdoors at Mather Point and Grandview Point. On the 3rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, and shop like a local with Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -11°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail
Mather Point

4
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, approximately 1h 15 min away. Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach
Crystal Cove

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