13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery and Florist and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambria planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Cambria at 63°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Wine Tours & Tastings and Fort Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lands End, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool.

You can drive from Cambria to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Cambria in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Redwood National Park, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then visit The LINQ Promenade, then see the interesting displays at The Auto Collections, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Las Vegas. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Los Angeles

City of Angels

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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.