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

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

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt

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Los Angeles

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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Must see
Disneyland Park
4.2
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1
The Getty Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vernal Fall and El Capitan. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

3
nights
Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Strip ©
Must see
The Strip
4.1
The Mob Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Family-friendly places like Rim Trail and Yavapai Geology Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Powell Point, enjoy some music at Hopi House, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Rim Trail ©
Must see
Rim Trail
5.0

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