17 days in California, Las Vegas & Hartford Itinerary

17 days in California, Las Vegas & Hartford Itinerary

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17 days in California, Las Vegas & Hartford Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Fly:  8​h
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Carson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Oxnard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Maricopa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Glendale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Fremont
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Torrance
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
14
Hartford
— Few hours
End: Hartford

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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.
You've now added Los Angeles County Museum of Art to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Hartford to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hartford to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Carson

Carson ©
Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Carson sightseeing planner .

Carson is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Carson are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Oxnard.

Things to do in Carson

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Oxnard

Oxnard
Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oxnard trip planner .

Drive from Carson to Oxnard in 1.5 hours. In July, Oxnard is slightly colder than Carson - with highs of 73°F and lows of 62°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Oxnard

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara visit planner.

You can drive from Oxnard to Santa Barbara in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Maricopa

Maricopa ©
Maricopa is a city in Kern County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Los Padres National Forest. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Los Padres National Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maricopa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Maricopa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, you will find days in Maricopa are much warmer (100°F), and nights are a bit warmer (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Maricopa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Los Padres National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Los Padres National Forest ©
Los Padres National Forest

1
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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield road trip planning site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bakersfield: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glendale.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Walk of Fame and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glendale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Glendale takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, things will get a bit cooler in Glendale: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Glendale

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 19th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy and then trek along Moro Rock.

To plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Glendale to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Glendale, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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night
Fresno

Fresno
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresno road trip tool .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fremont.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Fremont

Fremont ©
Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Get outdoors at Asilomar State Beach and Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get out of town with these interesting Fremont side-trips: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey) and Pebble Beach Golf Links (in Pebble Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Coyote Hills Regional Park and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Local History.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fremont online holiday planner .

Drive from Fresno to Fremont in 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Fresno in July: highs in Fremont hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Fremont

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fremont to Las Vegas. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Fremont in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Torrance.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
Torrance

Torrance
Torrance is a U.S. To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrance planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Torrance. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Torrance are colder (78°F), and nights are slightly colder (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Torrance

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 28th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Drive from Torrance to Los Angeles in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Grove ©
The Grove

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Hartford

Hartford
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Hartford in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hartford, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Hartford sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Outdoors Nature

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