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: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Toronto

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Montara State Beach (in Montara). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Conservatory of Flowers, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then browse the different shops at The Grove. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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