5 days in Western US Itinerary

5 days in Western US Itinerary

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5 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Charlotte

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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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip site .

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Las Vegas. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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night
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 24th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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 25th (Sat): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; 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 May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) 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
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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