18 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

18 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, thendo a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at Hagafen Cellars, thendo a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, Oakville, Hagafen Cellars, Goosecross Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Hagafen Cellars ©
Hagafen Cellars
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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 a sense of the local culture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in July, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers, Disneyland Park, &more) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, take a stroll through NoHo Arts District, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The VOID at Grand Canal Shoppes.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are much warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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