5 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

5 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  9​h
Las Vegas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Bellagio Fountains

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day
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary 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 October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then hike along Wawona Meadow.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass

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