34 days in California, Nevada & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sonoma
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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San Diego — 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument, steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, and stroll around La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Las Vegas — 7 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in February since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sonoma.
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Sonoma — 1 night

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 29th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sonoma day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sonoma. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect nights in Sonoma to be much warmer, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.
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Nevada travel guide

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Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.
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