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

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

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

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour itinerary maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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