18 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by Hollywood & Highland, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. On the 14th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Powell Point, hike along Tonto Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Tusayan Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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