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

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

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

Start: Beirut
Fly:  23​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Beirut

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Los Angeles is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beirut in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 7th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Photography Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, have fun at Gun Garage, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Carmel

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. Get outdoors at Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cannery Row and San Carlos Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Partington Cove, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Carmel reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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