15 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Athens

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Melrose Avenue, LA Farmers' Market, The Grove, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Athens in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Downtown Disney, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim road trip planning website .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than Anaheim - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monarch Butterfly Grove. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pismo Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Pismo Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as Princess Monterey Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Pismo Beach in December, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Princess Monterey Whale Watching ©
Princess Monterey Whale Watching

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Ocean Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach.

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Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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