14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

2
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 12th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, thencontemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena route builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and then explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and train from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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. On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, thendon't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, thenstroll through Point Lobos, and finally steep yourself in history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in May, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the galleries of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House ©
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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