13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive
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Malibu
— 1 day
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Laguna Beach
— Few hours
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 day
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, see some familiar sights at Glitterati Tours, and contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and then make a trip to State Street Underpass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Malibu Bluffs Park, take advantage of the amenities at Paradise Cove, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Malibu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip website.

Santa Monica is very close to Malibu. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District and then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach route builder app.

Getting from Anaheim to Laguna Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for little chillier days in Laguna Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through Black's Beach.

Find out how to plan San Diego trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Palm Springs

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online travel planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip site.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.