10 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder app .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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