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

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

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

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
You've now added Santa Monica Pier to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Melrose Trading Post and Amoeba Music. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, hike along Mariposa Grove, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Wawona. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Wawona hover around 23°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and finally make a trip to Powell Point.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Los Angeles is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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