16 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

16 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 16th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at New York New York Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 18th (Mon), explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally stroll through Scenic Road Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel day trip website.

Fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 2 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 21st (Thu), kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then kick back and relax at Bodega Dunes, then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip planning website.

Drive from Carmel to Healdsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in May: highs in Healdsburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Lincoln Park, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Let the collections at Norton Simon Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art capture your imagination. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.