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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

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 when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 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 Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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