11 days in Los Angeles & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  33​h
End: Richmond

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Richmond to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 50°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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