9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Minneapolis

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Minneapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. June in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas 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 June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 102°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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