15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Nevada & San Jose Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Nevada & San Jose Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
San Jose
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: San Francisco

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Hopi House. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time 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

3
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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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For shopping fun, head to Petaluma Seed Bank or The Cheese Shop. Visiting Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (in Santa Cruz), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Jose online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Jose by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect San Jose to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Petaluma Seed Bank, Asilomar State Beach, Marin Headlands
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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