18 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles County & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles County & San Francisco Itinerary

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18 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles County & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Bergamot Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & Zuma Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip maker app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Monica by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and Filbert Steps. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, shop like a local with Union Square, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Santa Monica in October, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Safari West, Wine Tours & Tastings, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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