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

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

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

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online road trip planner .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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