8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
4
Phoenix
— 1 night

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

3
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.
On the 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online road trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In April, Phoenix is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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