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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Mac King Comedy Magic Show has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Strip Gun Club ©
Strip Gun Club

2
nights
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 14th (Wed): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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.
On the 18th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then trek along Wawona Meadow, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Musee Mecanique to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Seal Rookery as well as Hearst Castle.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip tool .

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The adventure continues: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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