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

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

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

Start: London
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  18​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Powell Point, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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London, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 7 hours. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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