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

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

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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In April in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rim Trail, Hermit Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the next day, stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are colder with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stovepipe Wells Village.

Plan trip to Death Valley National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Giant Forest. On the 18th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Amorosa and Presidio Pet Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Santa Cruz (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Natural Bridges State Beach, &more) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge, stroll through Lands End, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips