13 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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13 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Pittsburgh

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Ocean Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, try your luck at New York New York Casino, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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