11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Palm Springs Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Palm Springs Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Palm Springs Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Rome

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Phelan), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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 9th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sunnylands and Palm Springs Air Museum. When in Palm Springs, make a side trip to see Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Lucerne Valley, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, get a taste of the local shopping with VillageFest, explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, and admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary ©
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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