12 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online vacation maker .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are much hotter, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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