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

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

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

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

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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's more to do: stroll through Black's Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker website .

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in March; daily highs in San Diego reach 69°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Inner Canyon. On the 20th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are much warmer (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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