12 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Manhattan Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and 26-Mile Bike Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Pelotas, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Pelotas in December, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
The Strip and Titanic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The LINQ Promenade and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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