16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Cambria
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cambria trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cambria is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cambria is minus 5 hours. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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Carmel

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Coast Gallery Big Sur. You'll get in some beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Cambria in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: El Portal Market (in El Portal), Mono Lake Vista Point (in Lee Vining) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit site.

Traveling by bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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Las Vegas

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.
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Counts Kustoms will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Helicopter Tours. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Kingman and see Historic Route 66 Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, get a taste of the local shopping with Downtown Container Park, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

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