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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San Francisco
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Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online route planner.

Poznan, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Poznan to San Francisco. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 18th (Thu), stop by The Shell Shop and then identify plant and animal life at Morro Bay National Estuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pismo Beach trip maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Pismo Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, LA Farmers' Market, California Science Center, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app.

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

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kids will enjoy La Jolla Shores Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Pacific Beach. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at Windansea Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°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 · Fun & Games

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

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 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

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder.

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Napa

— 1 night

America's Wine Country

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 photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Napa itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Napa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Napa at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Trails · Parks

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

Step off the beaten path and head to Lands End and California Academy of Sciences. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Enjoy San Francisco some more: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour builder tool.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.