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: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Phoenix to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then shop like a local with Union Square.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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nights
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. Visit Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ocean Avenue and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Change things up with a short trip to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stop by The Cheese Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, and explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Cambria

Cambria ©
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). Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Cambria Nursery & Florist, then do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Harmony Cellars, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria road trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Harmony Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Harmony Cellars ©
Harmony Cellars

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Willow Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Veteran's Memorial Park, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cambria in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Las Vegas. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Veteran's Memorial Park, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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