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: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Dunes in Bodega (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

9
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.
The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as El Pescador State Beach and Crystal Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (Zuma Beach & El Matador State Beach), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, Malibu, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

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