13 days in California, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

13 days in California, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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13 days in California, Lake Powell & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Lake Powell
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  33​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip website .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toAnaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disney California Adventure Park to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

4
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Powell: Bullfrog Marina (in Bullfrog), Shonto (Keet Seel Navajo National Monument & Navajo National Monument) and Hite Marina (in Hite). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail, and cruise along Moki Dugway.

Discover how to plan a Lake Powell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Anaheim to Lake Powell with the Route module. Traveling from Anaheim to Lake Powell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in December: highs in Lake Powell hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Utah, Shonto, Hite Marina, Bullfrog Marina
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Grand Gulch Primitive Area ©
Grand Gulch Primitive Area
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

3
nights
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 4th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, stroll through Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Lake Powell in January, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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