17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Kids will enjoy SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

San Antonio to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in July, you will find days in San Diego are colder (77°F), and nights are little chillier (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 · Fun & Games

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Simulation Center and catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and catch a live event at Dodger Stadium.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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Napa

America's Wine Country

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), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Napa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Napa, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Napa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, engage your brain at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.