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

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

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

Buenos Aires
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Buenos Aires

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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 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation maker .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Buenos Aires in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

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Castello di Amorosa, Safari West
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Safari West
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Castello di Amorosa
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel online holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Carmel, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Santa Monica.

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Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica route website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Melrose Trading Post. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by The Original Farmers Market, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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The Grove ©
The Grove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 2nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

2
days
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Strip as well as Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and then make a trip to The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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day
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 11th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then stroll through Wawona Meadow, and then stroll through Merced Grove.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

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Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Alcatraz Island has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Historic Sites

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Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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