8 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Bus:  11 h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ottawa to Las Vegas. Traveling from Ottawa in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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