10 days in Nevada, Arizona & California Itinerary

10 days in Nevada, Arizona & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): try to win big at New York New York Casino and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Carmel

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

You can plan Carmel trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then see some colorful creatures with Trident Divers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego attractions planner.

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in November, with highs in San Diego at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.