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

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

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

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly + bus + tram:  2​h 45​min
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

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Seattle

Seattle
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, tee off at Lincoln Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
days
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 3rd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Gaylor Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

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Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Long Beach.

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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

2
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Long Beach trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Monterey to Long Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Monterey in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Long Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Long Beach. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

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Theme Parks Museums Parks

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Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Sunnylands and then take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Sunnylands
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Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Sunnylands
Sunnylands

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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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This Las Vegas, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Death Valley National Park.

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Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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Hoover Dam
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Dig This Las Vegas ©
Dig This Las Vegas

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park holiday builder .

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 1°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

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3
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 25th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

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Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
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Rim Trail

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