12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Start: Jersey City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
fly:  8 h
End: Jersey City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street, Buena Vista, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, get a taste of local nightlife at Hard Rock Cafe, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then get a taste of local nightlife at Buena Vista, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Jersey City to San Francisco is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jersey City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Santana Row has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Santana Row.

Plan a San Jose trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. May in San Jose sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Natural Bridges State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santana Row ©
Santana Row

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Central Market as well as Griffith Observatory. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then look for gifts at Grand Central Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Jose in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Paranormal - The Mindreading Magic Show. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Paranormal - The Mindreading Magic Show ©
Paranormal - The Mindreading Magic Show
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

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