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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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
8
Carmel
— 2 nights

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
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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): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local 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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

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

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in a show at Hopi House, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip 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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
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.
Get outdoors at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Golf Course. Geologist's Cabin and Harmony Borax Works are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary app.

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Chinatown. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax 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 in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and finally do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars. On your second day here, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can 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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