16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Yountville
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Bus:  7 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Coachella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Perth

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey builder site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, do a tasting at Frog's Leap Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yountville route planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yountville when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Frog's Leap Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yountville to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yountville in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 17°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coachella.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Coachella

Coachella ©
Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California; it is the easternmost city in the region collectively known as the Coachella Valley (or the Palm Springs area). Venture out of the city with trips to International Banana Museum (in Mecca), Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria) and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum (in Chiriaco Summit). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ladder Canyon Trail, try to win big at Spotlight 29 Casino, play a few rounds at PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course, and admire the natural beauty at Oasis Date Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coachella trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Coachella with the Route module. In April, Coachella is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Coachella

Casinos Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Mecca, Oasis Date Gardens, Salvation Mountain, PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Spotlight 29 Casino ©
Spotlight 29 Casino
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum ©
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find out how to plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Coachella to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Coachella in April, plan for little chillier days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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