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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. The Getty Center and Montana Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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