13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Budapest

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, cruise along Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Titanic, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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