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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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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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.
You've added Sausalito Boardwalk, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Crissy Field, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Golden Gate Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

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Curitiba, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to San Francisco. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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

Highlights from your trip

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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.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Luis Obispo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in October: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Tours · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Balboa Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Anaheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Anaheim. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Chapel of the Flowers. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, then get great views at Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

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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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, examine the collection at Mullin Automotive Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.