12 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

12 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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12 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  17​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vienna

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions site .

Vienna, Austria to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Las Vegas. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego visit website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
On the 15th (Sat), look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at America Tropical Interpretive Center, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 17th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Panorama Trail and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

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 June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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