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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
car:  6​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then watch a film at California Science Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in a show at Hopi House, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Golf Course. Get some cultural insight at Geologist's Cabin and Harmony Borax Works. The adventure continues: get great views at Dante's View, contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park route planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of SoMa, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

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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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then take an in-depth tour of Carmel Mission, and finally do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars. On the next day, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, take in the pleasant sights at Ocean Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carmel trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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