17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Downtown Disney (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, have fun at Balboa Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). See some other sides of Los Angeles: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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