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

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

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Fort Point are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lands End and San Francisco Bay. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Lands End
4.8

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then shop like a local with Wyland Gallery Carmel, and finally do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Cambria Nursery and Florist, then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally stroll through Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bluff Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cambria trip website.

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Cambria are much hotter (39°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Moonstone Beach
4.6

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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 5th (Fri): make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Must see
Newport Beach
4.6
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Scenic Walking Area
26-Mile Bike Path
4.8
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Beach
Seal Beach
4.6

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Inner Canyon and Moran Point. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Kolb Studio will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey builder site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Inner Canyon
5.0
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Canyon
Moran Point
4.9

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Las Vegas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The LINQ Promenade and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker site.

You can 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
4.3
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Shopping
The Strip
4.1

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