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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip site .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. When traveling from London in March, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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 13th (Wed), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip tool .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in March, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

2
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 17th (Sun), take in a show at Hopi House, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then stroll through Rim Trail, and then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route tool .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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