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

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

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

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, trek along Rim Trail, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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