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: Oslo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Oslo

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website .

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria online trip maker .

Drive from Carmel to Santa Maria in 3 hours. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Maria, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pismo State Beach, Pismo Pier
Highlights from your plan
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malibu Hindu Temple, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Malibu trip planning app .

Drive from Santa Maria to Malibu in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu Hindu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Carbon Beach ©
Carbon Beach
Malibu Hindu Temple ©
Malibu Hindu Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take a stroll through Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique