14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto
Fly:  28​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder tool .

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Natural Bridges State Beach. Do your shopping at Ocean Avenue and Trio Carmel. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel route app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Carmel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Natural Bridges State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive 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 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Chapel of the Flowers. On your second day here, get your game on at Dig This, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Dig This ©
Dig This
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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