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

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

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Los Angeles
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Sunset Boulevard has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyridge Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

Richmond to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Richmond in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Artists Palette, Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park journey planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 98°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Bridge to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Your day by day itinerary now includes California Science Center as well as Sunset Boulevard. On the 28th (Mon), get curious at California Science Center, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.