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

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

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

Start: Durham
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
night
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 12th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Durham, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Durham to Las Vegas. Traveling from Durham in September, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along South Kaibab Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more 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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Plan my day in Death Valley National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Luis Obispo, with lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall and then tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 27°C and lows at 3°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Golf Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

2
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 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Exploratorium, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online holiday planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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