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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, make a trip to The Strip, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Container Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, do a tasting at Pahrump Valley Winery, get engrossed in the history at Clark County Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clark County Heritage Museum, Pahrump Valley Winery
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, get great views at Pima Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel History Room ©
Bright Angel History Room

7
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.
Visit Oceanside Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Palm Springs (VillageFest & Brandini Toffee) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center, engage your brain at California Science Center, and stroll around Heisler Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Temecula, Oceanside, Santa Monica, Palm Springs
Highlights from your plan
VillageFest ©
VillageFest
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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