16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Hong Kong

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Mumm Napa. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Sonoma Valley (in Sonoma) and Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and stop by Oakville Grocery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Hong Kong, China to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and subway. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Hong Kong to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In November, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Rutherford, Beringer Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Oakville Grocery
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to The Neon Museum and Titanic. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Universal CityWalk Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then stop by The Original Farmers Market, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Amorosa and City Lights Booksellers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at California State Railroad Museum and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Old Sacramento (in Sacramento), Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales) and deLorimier Winery (in Geyserville). See some other sides of San Francisco: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Ramini Mozzarella, deLorimier Winery, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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