12 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

12 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Page
— 1 day
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Golden Gate Park and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Lugano, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Lugano to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lugano in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 12th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Page journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and shuttle from Yosemite National Park to Page in 22.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours
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Photography Tours

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Renee Taylor Gallery, thenadmire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. October in Sedona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenmake a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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