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
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: Manila

4
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.
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, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Japanese Garden ©
The Japanese Garden

3
nights
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, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

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
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.
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

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, stroll through Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Yosemite Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 9 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Staples Center, The Grove, ArcLight Cinemas, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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