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

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

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

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Kenwood and see VJB Cellars, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
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 La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California Science Center and The Nethercutt Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Crystal Cove, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Jojo's Jerky. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dig This and Mount Charleston. Change things up with a short trip to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, partake in some friendly competition at Alibi Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

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