16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Three Rivers
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Barstow
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
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Mariposa
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 26-Mile Bike Path and Petersen Automotive Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Huntington State Beach and Huntington Dog Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Seal Beach in Seal Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Three Rivers.
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Three Rivers

Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Three Rivers road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Three Rivers takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Three Rivers, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 22nd (Fri).
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Three Rivers to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Barstow on the 23rd (Sat).
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Barstow — 1 night

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barstow travel site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Barstow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Barstow is a bit warmer than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 47°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 25th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey builder website.

You can drive from Barstow to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Lone Pine on the 25th (Mon).
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Lone Pine — 1 night

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 26th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Lone Pine Creek and then examine the collection at Eastern California Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lone Pine trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lone Pine when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Mammoth Lakes in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Lone Pine in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Mariposa.
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Mariposa — 1 night

Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Merced River and then get engrossed in the history at Mariposa Museum and History Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariposa attractions tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa in an hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Mariposa: highs are around 42°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, stroll through Lands End, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Mariposa to San Francisco in 3 hours. While traveling from Mariposa, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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