17 days in California & Boulder City Itinerary

17 days in California & Boulder City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Boulder City
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  23 h 45 min
End: Bratislava

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then hunt for treasures at Olvera Street, and then see where the action happens at Staples Center.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bratislava to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Olvera Street ©
Olvera Street
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Staples Center ©
Staples Center

4
nights
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and Pahrump Valley Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Lost City Museum and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection capture your imagination. Explore Boulder City's surroundings by going to Bonnie Springs Old Nevada (in Blue Diamond), Overton (Mouse's Tank & Valley of Fire State Park) and Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite). There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride, Arizona, and buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boulder City online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Boulder City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Overton, Laughlin, Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, Historic Route 66 Museum, Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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.
Visiting Yosemite Museum Gallery and May Lake Trailhead will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Take a bus from Boulder City to Yosemite National Park in 18.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boulder City in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons as well as Santa Monica Bay. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. See some other sides of Los Angeles: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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