5 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + subway:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip maker .

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in December, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get great views at Yaki Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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