11 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, make a trip to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Travel Town, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

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