11 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

11 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

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11 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Escape the urban bustle at Twin Peaks and Baker Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation site .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 9th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at North Dome and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then stroll through Point Lobos.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 14th (Sun): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then make a trip to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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