11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Atlantic City Itinerary

11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Atlantic City Itinerary

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11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Atlantic City Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ventnor City Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Wetlands Institute, then kick back and relax at Stone Harbor Point, and then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Atlantic City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Atlantic City. In September, Atlantic City is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ventnor City Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Wetlands Institute ©
The Wetlands Institute
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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