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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Fisherman's Wharf, The Embarcadero, Union Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Red and White Fleet ©
Red and White Fleet

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taft Point, Vernal Fall and Sierra Jeep Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sierra Jeep Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You've now added Roaring River Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood Sign and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Helicopter Tours

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. There's much more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angel Island State Park ©
Angel Island State Park

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