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

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

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get great views at Washburn Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): catch a live event at Staples Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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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 11th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder website.

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 moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods