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

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

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

Start: Brisbane
Fly + subway:  18​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

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Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
nights
Los Angeles

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 some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Getty Center The Publications. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Musicfor some retail therapy. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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