32 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

32 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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32 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Helena
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Double Down Saloon, catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and El Capitan. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Baker Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Point Isabel. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, then admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California, then learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa, and finally look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Helena, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Napa, Calistoga, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and stop by The Original Farmers Market.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Getting from St. Helena to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than St. Helena - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at Fashion Island, then don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier, and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Mission Viejo Mall, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Laguna Beach route maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Laguna Beach, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission Viejo Mall, Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Mission Viejo Mall ©
Mission Viejo Mall

4
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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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