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

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

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

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  15​h 15​min
End: Bratislava

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Alki Beach, then look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Paris Las Vegas and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 5°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through Black's Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame and Watts Towers will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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