16 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

16 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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16 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London


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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take in the views from Pohono Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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 25th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carmel tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 26th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Mumm Napa, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Beringer Vineyards ©
Beringer Vineyards

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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