15 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ferry Building Marketplace and Fisherman's Wharf. For shopping fun, head to Baker Beach or Manresa State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate (in St. Helena), Napa (Shafer Vineyards & Vintage Sweet Shoppe) and West Cliff Drive (in Santa Cruz). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach, stroll around Washington Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Napa, Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, Riggers Loft Wine Company, Lynmar Estate Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Church of the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Big Shot at the Stratosphere, make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, admire the masterpieces at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then browse the different shops at Town Square Las Vegas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sin City Smash.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Little Church of the West ©
Little Church of the West

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.
Shop till you drop at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Santa Monica State Beach and Seal Beach will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluff Park (in Long Beach), Santa Monica History Museum (in Santa Monica) and Malibu Lagoon State Beach (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cabrillo Beach, look for gifts at Whimsic Alley, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and explore the engaging exhibits at Zimmer Children's Museum.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Christ Cathedral, Madonna's Former Home, Seal Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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