11 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

11 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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11 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Ladera Vineyards ©
Ladera Vineyards

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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