20 days in California, Las Vegas & Miami Itinerary

20 days in California, Las Vegas & Miami Itinerary

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20 days in California, Las Vegas & Miami Itinerary

Perth
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
Miami
— 2 nights
+2
tram + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
St. Helena
— 1 night
+4
bus + subway + tram + bus + taxi:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
Perth

3
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highland. Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Zuma Beach in Malibu--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, and stroll through Will Rogers State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and tram; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in July, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Monica: highs are around 27°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strip and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, try your luck at The Venetian, try your luck at The Mirage, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey maker tool .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are warmer, around 46°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
day
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Las Vegas to Miami takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Miami to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Miami

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

South Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
South Beach ©
South Beach
Village of Merrick Park ©
Village of Merrick Park

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip planning website .

Do a combination of tram, flight, and taxi from Miami to St. Helena in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to St. Helena. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in St. Helena to be colder, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Inglenook, Oxbow Public Market, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from St. Helena in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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