18 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

18 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
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 9th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, take the plunge with Paragon Skydive, and trek along Rim Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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