16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Charleston Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Charleston Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Charleston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Cuesta Park (in Mountain View) and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (in Santa Cruz). And it doesn't end there: walk around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take a stroll through The Castro.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cuesta Park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Charleston in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Charleston, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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