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

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

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

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Twin Peaks, and other attractions you added. Visit The Embarcadero and Filbert Steps for their historical value.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Classic Tours, TCL Chinese Theatres and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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