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

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

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

Start: Saint-Denis
Fly:  31​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Saint-Denis

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Saint-Denis, Reunion Island to Los Angeles is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Reunion Time (RET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker app .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
On the 20th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Crissy Field. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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