18 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Downtown Disney, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
The Strip ©
The Strip

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