17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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17 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Vancouver


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in July, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get curious at California Science Center.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carmel vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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