25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  17​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Rome

6
days
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip website .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Barbara) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, stop by Bergamot Station, and wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

4
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.
Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker website .

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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