9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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