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

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

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

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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