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 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker tool .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Calistoga, Wine Tours & Tastings, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos and tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Diego by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from St. Helena in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Travel Town. There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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 26th (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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