10 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are much warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Venice Canals Walkway. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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