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: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip website .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
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 17th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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