I always knew that if I ever visited Las Vegas that I would have to make a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Long-time readers may remember that I studied geography at university, and geology and geomorphology was a big part of my degree. And ever since then I’ve been dying to visit the Grand Canyon.

Now, there are a few ways to get to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. You can hire a car and drive there yourself, or you can go on a bus trip. But driving to the Grand Canyon from Vegas can take about 4 to 5 hours.

Travel Diary | Las Vegas

After spending 5 nights in LA, we jumped on a plane and flew to Las Vegas for the last 4 nights of our holiday.

We’d not done an internal flight in the US before but it was so easy. The flight from LA to Vegas took around 40 minutes and there’s no immigration on the other side, so you just grab your bags and go.

And you know you’re in Vegas as soon as you land because even the airport is full of slot machines! I’ve never seen anything like it!

Top tips for Los Angeles

My LA Travel Diary series has sadly now come to an end, but I wanted to round up my trip with a blog post sharing my top tips for anyone planning a trip to Los Angeles

LA is massive, and even though we were there for 4 days we only really saw a fraction of the city. So admittedly, this won’t be the most comprehensive top tips post, but I still wanted to share a few tips with you.