12 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: San Jose

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town Temecula and Oceanside Pier. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Running Horse Ranch. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside), Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery & Peltzer Winery) and Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente). There's more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday tool .

San Jose to Los Angeles is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside, Rainbow Sandals, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Dig This. Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 30th (Thu) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
The Strip ©
The Strip

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