8 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
End: Cancun

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Canals Walkway, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. In April, Phoenix is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Golf Parks

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