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: Luxembourg City
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Luxembourg City

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online route planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Luis Obispo.

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

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Luis Obispo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Rock, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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