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

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

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

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
San Jose
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose online journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to San Jose, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: highs in San Jose hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Center for Spiritual Enlightenment ©

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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Rim Trail and then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

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 December, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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San Jose

San Jose ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as Monterey Bay. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Guadalupe Oak Grove Park and then gain insight at University of California, Berkeley.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Jose in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in San Jose to be warmer, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey Bay, University of California, Berkeley, Bixby Bridge
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
University of California, Berkeley ©
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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