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

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

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

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 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tusayan Museum, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in a show at Hopi House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are much colder (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see June Lake Brewing in June Lake, approximately June Lake away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.