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:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
El Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berkeley
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
You've added Old Pasadena, Wat Thai of Los Angeles, Ocean Avenue, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Broad and Venice Canals Walkway. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Paris in July, with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Old Pasadena
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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 Fremont Street Experience. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation builder site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get great views at Powell Point, get great views at Shoshone Point, then make a trip to Moran Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

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 when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

1
night
Bishop

Bishop
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bishop trip planning site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Bishop by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bishop, with lows of 15°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Portal.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Merced Grove, Nevada Falls Loop, Yosemite, Tunnel View, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Washburn Point, and then hike along Merced Grove.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Portal vacation planner.

Drive from Bishop to El Portal in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in El Portal

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Yosemite Valley Biking ©
Yosemite Valley Biking

few
hours
Berkeley

Berkeley
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berkeley sightseeing planning website .

Drive from El Portal to Berkeley in 3.5 hours. While traveling from El Portal, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Berkeley, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a subway to San Francisco.

Things to do in Berkeley

Wineries Parks Tours

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website .

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Berkeley. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Annenberg Space for Photography ©
Annenberg Space for Photography

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