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

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

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

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bishop
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
10
Berkeley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Sausalito
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
13
Larkspur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Paris

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Boulevard as well as Sunset Boulevard. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Ocean Avenue, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, buy something for everyone on your list at Rodeo Drive, and explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Los Angeles. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Olvera Street, Redondo Beach Pier, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Manhattan Beach Pier, take in the waterfront at Redondo Beach Pier, ride with the locals on Union Station, then see where the action happens at Dodger Stadium, then make a trip to Olvera Street, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Barstow.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach Pier, Redondo Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium
Union Station ©
Union Station

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barstow trip builder site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Barstow in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Barstow reach 46°C and lows reach 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Barstow

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens as well as Fountains of Bellagio. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Barstow to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. In August in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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.
Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim ©

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badwater Basin, Artists Dr and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

1
night
Bishop

Bishop
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bishop trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bishop in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Bishop dip to 15°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Outdoors Trails

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nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Bishop to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Bishop in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Berkeley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. You've now added Stanford University to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of Stanford University and then deepen your understanding at University of California, Berkeley.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berkeley trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Berkeley in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Berkeley: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sausalito.
Highlights from your plan
University of California, Berkeley ©
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

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Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vista Point as well as Muir Woods National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sausalito online attractions planner .

You can drive from Berkeley to Sausalito in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. In August in Sausalito, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sausalito

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mill Valley, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours, Japanese Tea Garden, Coit Tower, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally take a memorable tour with Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour planner .

San Francisco is just a short distance from Sausalito. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Larkspur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours ©
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre ©
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

1
night
Larkspur

Larkspur ©
Larkspur is a city in Marin County, California, United States. On the 14th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Phoenix Lake, then walk around Imagination Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marin Country Mart.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Larkspur online road trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Larkspur in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Larkspur hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Larkspur

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Imagination Park, Phoenix Lake
Highlights from your plan
Imagination Park ©
Imagination Park
Marin Country Mart ©
Marin Country Mart

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