16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Buenos Aires

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Olvera Street, The Last Bookstore and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
You've now added Grand Canyon by One Day Tours to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. You'll explore and learn at Nostalgia Street Rods and The National Atomic Testing Museum. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Do your shopping at City Lights Booksellers and Union Square. The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cannery Row, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Carmel to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 28th (Tue), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stop by Bergamot Station.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip maker website .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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