15 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing website.

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Los Angeles. Traveling from Oslo in January, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Seaport Village.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Palm Springs

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, get a taste of the local shopping with El Paseo Shopping District, and then get some fabulous bargains at Cabazon Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum and then steep yourself in history at Indian Canyons.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally stop by The Cheese Shop. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Steinbeck Center and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

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You can fly from Palm Springs to Carmel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in January, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.