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

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

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum will appeal to history buffs. On the 21st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

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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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Coronado Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 64°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip