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

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

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

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  22​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Curitiba

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sausalito Boardwalk, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Crissy Field, and other attractions. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, Sausalito Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walking tours
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Plan a Monterey trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo attractions planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum ©
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Balboa Pier. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim online visit planner .

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Anaheim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in October since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Balboa Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Balboa Pier ©
Balboa Pier

2
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and The Range 702. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, get your game on at Dig This, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally get great views at Navajo Point.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

3
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.
On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, then examine the collection at Mullin Automotive Museum, then kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach ©
Silver Strand Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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