9 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation builder website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 3rd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 6th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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