17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Henderson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Palm Desert
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Bristol

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site .

Bristol, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Henderson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
Henderson

Henderson ©
Ranked the second safest city in the United States by Forbes magazine, Henderson is second only to Las Vegas among Nevada's largest cities.
On the 7th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, then shop like a local with Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden, then make a trip to Seven Magic Mountains, and finally try your luck at M Resort Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, then kick back and relax at Willow Beach, and then see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Henderson road trip website .

Henderson is just a short distance from Las Vegas. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Henderson

Parks Fun & Games Beaches

Side Trips

Nelson Ghost Town, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach, Seven Magic Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
Clark County Heritage Museum ©
Clark County Heritage Museum
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

1
night
Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The River at Rancho Mirage, then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, then get a taste of the local shopping with CODA Gallery, and finally wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, play a few rounds at Desert Willow Golf Resort, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town La Quinta.

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Getting from Henderson to Palm Desert by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Henderson in October; daily highs in Palm Desert reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rancho Mirage, Old Town La Quinta
Highlights from your plan
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
CODA Gallery ©
CODA Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner .

You can drive from Palm Desert to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Desert in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Marston House Museum ©
Marston House 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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Amoeba Music, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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