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

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

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation maker site.

Bucharest, Romania to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Los Angeles is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Hermit's Rest will get you outdoors. On the 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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 28th (Sun), ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and then take a stroll through Chinatown. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Enjoy San Francisco some more: engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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