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: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along North Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park and then experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Star Wars Launch Bay ©
Star Wars Launch Bay

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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