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

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

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

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mob Museum and Titanic. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary creator.

Brussels, Belgium to Las Vegas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Las Vegas. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 32°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Lookout Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Mather Point. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Yaki Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Tenaya Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodie State Historic Park and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, trek along Wawona Meadow, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 8°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Cannery Row and San Carlos Cathedral. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Partington Cove, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Angel Island State Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at The Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, explore the galleries of USS Pampanito, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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