12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

Austin to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in June, you will find days in San Francisco are colder (71°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 (Sun): get your game on at Dig This, then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Food Tours

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Coit Tower, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
AT&T Park ©
AT&T Park
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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