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

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

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

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Fresno
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
8
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
9
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
10
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon South Rim as well as Yavapai Point.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Fresno

Fresno ©
On the 30th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fresno trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Fresno in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Fresno hover around 41°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tuolumne Meadows as well as Glacier Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fresno in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
nights
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 Golden Gate Park, Ferry Building Marketplace, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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. Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Carmel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip planning tool .

Big Sur is just a stone's throw from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Plan my trip to San Simeon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 4 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in San Simeon are warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cambria trip itinerary maker app .

Cambria is just a stone's throw from San Simeon. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Nature

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.
You've added Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes SeaWorld San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, then hit the sights you want to with Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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