12 days in Flagstaff, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

12 days in Flagstaff, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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12 days in Flagstaff, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Drive:  11​h
1
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
car:  6​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
car:  5​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  7​h
End: Lubbock

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night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
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Lubbock to Flagstaff is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lubbock to Flagstaff is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lubbock in October, things will get slightly colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 65°F and lows about 33°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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): shop like a local with The Strip.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route builder .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planning website .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are cooler (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday builder app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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