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: Kuwait City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll around Balboa Park, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego holiday builder site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to San Diego is minus 11 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in October; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Dunes in Bodega (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and stroll through Baker Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get interesting insight from Tours, wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, and grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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