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

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

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
Truckee
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing app.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, cast your line with a fishing tour, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 27th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Northstar California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the galleries of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Truckee, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Truckee to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): hike along Congress Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore the activities along Lava Falls, trek along Rim Trail, and cruise along Cape Royal.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach, thenponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, thenadmire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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