17 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

17 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

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17 days in California & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver


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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Crissy Field will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, have fun at California Science Center, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

4
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 Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

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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