17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Santa Fe Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Santa Fe Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town Temecula and Wilson Creek Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lorimar Winery Loft - Old Town (in Temecula) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Temecula, Norton Simon Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier
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5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and The LINQ Promenade. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Shelby American Inc. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Historic Route 66 Museum in Kingman, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, have fun at A Elvis Chapel, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

5
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Get some cultural insight at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bandelier National Monument and New Mexico History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Taos (Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, & more), San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 13°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taos, La Chiripada Winery, El Santuario de Chimayo, Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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