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

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

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

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour planner .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in San Diego at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then wander the streets of Leimert Park Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, then wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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