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

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

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

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then take in a show at Hopi House.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Discover how to plan a Las Vegas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, cruise along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Tunnel View, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

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

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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