10 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder.

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.