11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (in Alamo) and Boulder City (Boulder Creek Golf Club & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at A Elvis Chapel, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, and try to win big at The Cosmopolitan Casino.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planning tool .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Cosmopolitan Casino ©
The Cosmopolitan Casino
A Elvis Chapel ©
A Elvis Chapel

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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Larchmont Village, and finally explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Star Eco Station, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Lost Spirits Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Star Eco Station, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Larchmont Village ©
Larchmont Village

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Our Lady of Peace Church (in Santa Clara) and Rio Del Mar State Beach (in Aptos). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Chinatown, kick back and relax at Shark Fin Cove, and view the masterpieces at Art Works Downtown.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Rio Del Mar State Beach, Art Works Downtown, Our Lady of Peace Church, Golden Gate View Point
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Union Square ©
Union Square
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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