14 days in Nevada, Arizona & California Itinerary

14 days in Nevada, Arizona & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mouse's Tank. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online travel route planner.

Krakow, Poland to Las Vegas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Krakow, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 11th (Mon): stroll around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online tour builder.

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. 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 April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bell Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, hike along Broken Arrow Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Sedona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get great views at Valley View, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, then trek along Mariposa Grove, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. On your second day here, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sedona to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Wed), shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
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.