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

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

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

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to Las Vegas. Traveling from Cardiff in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

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. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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

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 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get great views at Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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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