16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 26-Mile Bike Path and Petersen Automotive Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Huntington Beach (Huntington Dog Beach & Huntington State Beach). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Paris in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Three Rivers.
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Three Rivers

Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Three Rivers takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Three Rivers are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 1st (Mon).
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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.
To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Three Rivers to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Barstow.
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Barstow — 1 night

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barstow day trip tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Barstow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Barstow at 46°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 4th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Barstow to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Lone Pine.
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Lone Pine — 1 night

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 5th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Lone Pine Creek and then examine the collection at Eastern California Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lone Pine trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lone Pine, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time 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 find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lone Pine in August: high temperatures in Mammoth Lakes hover around 32°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) 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 photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will leave for Mariposa on the 6th (Sat).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River and then get engrossed in the history at Mariposa Museum and History Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariposa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa in an hour. In August, Mariposa is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's much more to do: hike along Lands End, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Fort Point.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app.

You can drive from Mariposa to San Francisco in 3 hours. Traveling from Mariposa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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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