6 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

6 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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6 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  8​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Fort Bragg
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Albany

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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 25th (Thu): wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Albany to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albany in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Nightlife, #Casinos
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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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 26th (Fri): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then stroll through Point Lobos, and then take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carmel road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, Carmel is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect much colder with lows of 28°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Seaside Beach, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Fort Bragg by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect Fort Bragg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Fort Bragg in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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