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

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

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

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Budapest

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park Windmills & Tulips, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stinson Beach, then stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, then stroll around Crissy Field, and finally shop like a local with Haight-Ashbury. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Alamo Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Napier Lane, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Budapest to San Francisco. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Sonoma Valley
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Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Coronado Dog Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Dog Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach Dog Beach ©
Ocean Beach Dog Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Redondo Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Bunker Hill Steps ©
Bunker Hill Steps

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, then hike along Crystal Lake trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Obsidian Dome.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online journey planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

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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.
New Camaldoli Hermitage and Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and Leffingwell Landing. There's much more to do: get some jogging in at Bluff Trail, stop by Sebastian General Store, do a tasting at Harmony Cellars, and stroll the grounds of Cambria Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Simeon tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to San Simeon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Simeon: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambria, Big Sur, Harmony Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing
Harmony Cellars ©
Harmony Cellars
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In November, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McWay Falls. We've included these beaches for you: Pfeiffer State Beach and Lovers Point. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars, and take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip maker app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Carmel in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, get outside with Green Valley Range, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Nelson Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, then examine the collection at The Auto Collections, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Henderson, Nelson Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
The Auto Collections ©
The Auto Collections
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lipan Point and Mohave Point. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, explore and take pictures at Moran Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©

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