20 days in California, Las Vegas & New Orleans Itinerary

20 days in California, Las Vegas & New Orleans Itinerary

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20 days in California, Las Vegas & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planning site .

Cardiff, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego route app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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