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

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

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 24th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker tool.

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and finally hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. On your second day here, get great views at Half Dome.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 28th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). You'll set off for San Diego on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Fleet Science Center and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego tour planning website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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