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: Singapore
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, do a tasting at San Antonio Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see June Lake Brewing in June Lake, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Washburn Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

June Lake Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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