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

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

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yountville
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Maricopa Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Powell Point.

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Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Las Vegas

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). On the 12th (Tue), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Yosemite National Park

— 6 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 16th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 14th (Thu), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature
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Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Redwood National Park.

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Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Healdsburg

— 5 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Go for a jaunt from Healdsburg to Guerneville to see Armstrong Redwood State Reserve about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

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Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Healdsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Yountville

— 3 nights
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
When in Yountville, make a side trip to see VJB Cellars in Kenwood, approximately Kenwood away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cliff Lede Vineyards and admire all the interesting features of Domaine Chandon.

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Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries

Side Trips

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take a stroll through Marina District, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yountville in October, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, stop by Chocolate Maya, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in November, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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San Diego

— 6 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.