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

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

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

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Grand Central Market has been added to your itinerary. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Los Angeles is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove, Seaport Village, The Unconditional Surrender, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and finally take in the waterfront at Seaport Village.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
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 Gun Garage as well as Wynn Las Vegas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): try to win big at The Cosmopolitan Casino, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Page
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
You've now added The LINQ Promenade to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Fresno.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods
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The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Fresno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Fresno sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature
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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baker Beach, Twin Peaks, Clarion Alley Murals, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can drive from Fresno to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fresno in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Malibu trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Malibu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Malibu, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've now added Grand Central Market to your itinerary. See some other sides of Los Angeles: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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