7 days in Western US Itinerary

7 days in Western US Itinerary

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7 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
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 17th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect cooler with lows of 33°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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