9 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes All-Star Grand Canyon Tours as well as Grand Canyon South Rim. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see All-Star Grand Canyon Tours. On the next day, take in a show at Hopi House, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours ©
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours

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