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

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

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

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

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of The Castro, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip generator.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

4
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.
Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Station. Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

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