17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Bergamot Station. Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 23°C and lows at 11°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

5
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers & Publishersfor plenty of shopping. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Union Square

Similar Plans

21 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in United States SEE PLAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM TAIWAN October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans