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

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

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

Start: Munich
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Munich

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Shop till you drop at Hollywood & Highland and The Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Phelan), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (in Lancaster). The adventure continues: listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, look for gifts at Grand Central Market, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Munich, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Munich to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in February, with highs in Los Angeles at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©

1
night
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 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in February, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are colder with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium. Let the collections at Old Sacramento and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Wine Country Chocolates (in Glen Ellen) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at California Academy of Sciences and examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, Wine Country Chocolates, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Sebastian General Store, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon journey app .

Getting from San Francisco to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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