23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours, and take in breathtaking views at Runyon Canyon Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be colder, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Japanese Garden ©
The Japanese Garden

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.
You've now added San Diego Zoo to your itinerary. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
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.
The Strip has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, hike along Panorama Trail, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See even more of Los Angeles: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, Los Angeles is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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