11 days in Santa Monica, Grand Canyon National Park & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Santa Monica, Grand Canyon National Park & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Santa Monica, Grand Canyon National Park & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  23 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Annenberg Community Beach House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and The Getty Villa. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and browse the collection at Santa Monica Public Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip generator.

Manchester, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Santa Monica. When traveling from Manchester in January, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Santa Monica in January, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

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

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, take an in-depth tour of Upper Room, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Nashville in 24 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Nashville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

Similar Plans

14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in United States SEE PLAN September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Miami & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Bloomfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, romantic, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans