14 days in California, Oatman & Las Vegas Itinerary

14 days in California, Oatman & Las Vegas Itinerary

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14 days in California, Oatman & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Oatman
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Salvation Mountain
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs vacation maker tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

1
day
Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Sitgreaves Pass and then go for a walk through Oatman Ghost Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oatman holiday planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Oatman in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Oatman due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Oatman can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Oatman

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Oatman to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oatman to Las Vegas. In July, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

1
night
Barstow

Barstow
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Barstow trip itinerary app .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Barstow in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Parks Theme Parks

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): wander the streets of State Street, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara route builder .

You can drive from Barstow to Santa Barbara in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Barstow in July, plan for cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pismo Beach travel planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Carmel on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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nights
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 26th (Fri): stroll through Marshall’s Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, kick back and relax at China Beach, and then wander the streets of North Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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