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

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. For shopping fun, head to Bergamot Station or Hollywood & Highland. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Oak Canyon Nature Center about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, take in a show at Hopi House, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -6°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.
Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to 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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