10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Cincinnati to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Tioga Pass and Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Visiting Point Reyes Safaris and Tule Elk Preserve will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas route tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (101°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.