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

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

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Santa Barbara.
Parks · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Santa Barbara — 1 night

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beverly Hills.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Beverly Hills — 2 nights

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, then examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, and finally take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beverly Hills day trip planner.

Beverly Hills is very close to Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Beverly Hills, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beverly Hills to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Palm Springs — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then explore and take pictures at Palm Springs Air Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs holiday planner.

Drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in November: highs in Palm Springs hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Las Vegas — 7 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at The Mirage, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping
Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 13th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.