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

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

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from San Juan in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Anaheim - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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.
On the 14th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.