12 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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12 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Syracuse

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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Syracuse to Las Vegas is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Syracuse - with highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
On the 6th (Wed), walk around La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop like a local with Universal CityWalk Hollywood, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Big John's Market, learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Ferrari-Carano Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ferrari-Carano Winery ©
Ferrari-Carano Winery
Dry Creek Vineyard ©
Dry Creek Vineyard
Big John's Market ©
Big John's Market

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