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

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

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grace Cathedral and Presidio Pet Cemetery. Visit Fort Point and Castello di Amorosa for their historical value. The adventure continues: stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Lands End.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Madrid to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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. On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at McAbee Beach, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel holiday builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. On the next day, stroll through Piedras Blancas, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour builder site.

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert View Watchtower and East Rim Drive. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Charleston and Axe Monkeys. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, approximately Overton away. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, have some family-friendly fun at Apocalypse Vegas, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and stop by The LINQ Promenade.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.