11 days in Oregon, California & Nevada Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 1 night


Portland — 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Washington Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Albany to Portland is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally get great views at Washburn Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, then take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

San Diego — 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Tue).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Oregon travel guide

Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Nevada travel guide

Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.