11 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

11 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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11 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Third Street Promenadefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 7th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Carmel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
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 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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