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

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

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Luis Obispo
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner.

Durham, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Durham in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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, then 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 stroll through Rim Trail.

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You can 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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 38°C and lows at 20°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 17th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo online trip maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in San Luis Obispo. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall and then tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C and lows are around 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

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 21st (Sat), stop by The Cheese Shop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monterey journey builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Monterey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): engage your brain at Exploratorium, then visit The Embarcadero, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday builder.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.