13 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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

4
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.
You've now added The Grove to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Attractions like Disney California Adventure Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Los Angeles is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in August, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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night
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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Grace Cathedral. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shakespeare Garden.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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