12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Barcelona

4
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've added TCL Chinese Theatre, Chinatown, Union Station, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hollywood Walk of Fame and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amoeba Music and Hollywood & Highland. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Sightseeing Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Grove
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach

1
day
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas custom trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Sightseeing Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes
The Neon Museum

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Rodeo Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks

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