17 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

17 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

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17 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary tool .

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to San Francisco. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Trails

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take in a show at Hopi House, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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