14 days in Las Vegas, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

14 days in Las Vegas, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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14 days in Las Vegas, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Counts Kustoms. Let the collections at Shelby American Inc and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to Las Vegas. When traveling from Cardiff in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and USS Midway Museum. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, and stroll through Pacific Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and St. Mary Magdalen Chapel are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tahquitz Canyon. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Cove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Carpinteria State Beach, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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