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

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

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
4
Mojave
— 1 night
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
7
Anaheim
— 3 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
11
Napa
— 2 nights
12
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Aarhus, Denmark to Las Vegas is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Aarhus to Las Vegas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aarhus in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Geology Museum make great kid-friendly stops. On the 20th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to 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
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online route planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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Mojave

Mojave
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Mojave Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mojave online trip builder.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Mojave in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 24th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, thentrek along Murray Canyon Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs journey website.

You can drive from Mojave to Palm Springs in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mojave in December: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, have fun at California Science Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Family-friendly places like Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday site.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Yosemite National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Adventure Mountain and then relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe holiday tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 7th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at Baldacci Family Vineyards, thendon't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, thenadmire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and finally walk around Sonoma Plaza.

To plan Napa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Napa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January: high temperatures in Napa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder app.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in January, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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