12 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Reno, Fly to Charlotte

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Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

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 Bellagio Hotel and Casino as well as One Day Tours. It doesn't end there: get curious at Bodies The Exhibition.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planning tool.

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Childrens Museums

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park visit site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 13th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, indulge your thirst for a good beer at 927 Beer Company, then contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, and finally trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cambria attractions planning app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Cambria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect Cambria to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Outdoors

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
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Traveling by car from Cambria to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. You'll set off for Monterey on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovers Point, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Coast Guard Pier. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Tue), hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.