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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Counts Kustoms and The Mob Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Willow Beach and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of °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
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
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.
On the 17th (Sat), take a stroll through Union Square and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bodega Dunes and then hike along Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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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