21 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

21 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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21 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  12 h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Poznan

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner .

Poznan, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Poznan to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at The Shell Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Bay National Estuary.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Pismo Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Morro Bay
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park
Margo Dodd Park ©
Margo Dodd Park
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

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 Griffith Observatory, LA Farmers' Market, California Science Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Long Beach Waterfront, 26-Mile Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

1
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.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas journey app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

few
hours
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 28th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Find out how to plan Grand Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning app .

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are much warmer (32°C). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then make a trip to Tunnel Rock.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest
Giant Forest

1
night
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Napa trip tool .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Napa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Napa at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Skyline Wilderness Park ©
Skyline Wilderness Park
Robert Biale Vineyards ©
Robert Biale Vineyards

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower. See some other sides of San Francisco: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Crissy Field, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and trek along Lands End.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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