9 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

9 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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9 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Minneapolis

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Fri), examine the collection at Musee Mecanique and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Minneapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and Travel Town Museum. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 78°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
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 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online holiday planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (102°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (76°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
M&M'S World Las Vegas ©
M&M'S World Las Vegas
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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