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

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

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Los Angeles
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Wawona
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles. While traveling from Manchester, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Wawona driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Wawona in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planner.

You can drive from Wawona to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Wawona in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Big Creek Bridge ©
Big Creek Bridge
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail ©
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planning website.

Getting from Big Sur to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee Bike Park and then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Truckee travel website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Truckee to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip website.

Getting from Truckee to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Truckee in October, plan for much hotter nights in Seattle, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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