12 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planning tool .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Double Down Saloon, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and wander the streets of NoHo Arts District.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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