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

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

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

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h
9
Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Mendocino
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
13
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to Bodega Dunes and Cable Car Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, and wander the streets of Union Square.

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New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bridalveil Fall and Tunnel View. Appreciate the collections at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visit Lovers Point and Natural Bridges State Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro. Take a break from Monterey with a short trip to National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Natural Bridges State Beach, National Steinbeck Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, play a few rounds at Poppy Hills Golf Course, and then kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker app .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Poppy Hills Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then stop by Sebastian General Store, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier.

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Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach ©

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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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. On the 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel planning app .

Drive from San Simeon to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Simeon in June, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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 out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Willow Beach and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Eastern California Museum
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Red Moose Cookie Company, identify plant and animal life at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, and then trek along Point Buchon Trail. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with artifacts gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fiona Bleu Gallery, then do a tasting at Rotta Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Jack Creek Celllars.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cambria trip planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cambria in 6 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cambria, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Templeton, Point Buchon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Rotta Winery ©
Rotta Winery

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and then stroll through Baldwin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, play a few rounds at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cambria to South Lake Tahoe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in July: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, D.L. Bliss State Park, Nevada Beach Campground
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, and then stroll through Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Sur online trip maker .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Big Sur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moto Talbott
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Moto Talbott ©
Moto Talbott

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, then do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Gulch State Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Kwan Tai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mendocino tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Mendocino takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 16°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Philo, Point Arena
Highlights from your plan
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek. On the next day, make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Death Valley National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Mendocino in July, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 26°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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