15 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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15 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

6
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Mojave Desert. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave Desert
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Mojave Desert ©
Mojave Desert
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

4
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Venice Canals Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (in Lancaster), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
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Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

3
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Oceanside Pier. Do your shopping at Seaport Village and Racine & Laramie Tobacconist. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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