13 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

13 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Bus to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Oakland
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San Francisco
— Few hours
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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.
On the 18th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website.

Jersey City to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jersey City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Jersey City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the magic at Downtown Disney District and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim holiday planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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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 22nd (Tue): stop by Bergamot Station, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, and then fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with Tahoe Photographic Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 45°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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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.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.