17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  5​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Napa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Antonio


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2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker app .

San Antonio to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!, and discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 27th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Napa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier nights in Napa, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Gun Garage, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder site .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 104°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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