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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 11th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Tours
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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 19th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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