8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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8 days in Western US Itinerary

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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