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

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

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

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Pinball Hall of Fame and Counts Kustoms will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions 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 take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Union Square and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Dunes
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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